Apartment hunting is crazy.
Transforming your place from bare to beautiful on a post-security deposit budget? Downright insane.
We’re mad about Maggie Hurley, a Berkeley-based artist specializing in affordable works inspired by nature and everyday items we take for granted.
Hurley’s childhood curiosity for critters (she spent time exploring around Laguna Beach, reconstructing owl pellets, and studying animal encyclopedias) spawned instant subject matter.
Today the self-taught watercolor artist creates fine art prints (coated with a UV protectant to prevent fading) from her original paintings and sketches.
The whimsical works are like shock therapy for naked walls. Feeling depressed after a recent breakup? A print from her science-centric This Is Love helps both hearts and homes. Cure an antisocial dining area with the “White Crested Shrike” mounted on a cradled woodblock.
Even cuckoos have to nest.
Artwork: Courtesy of Maggie Hurley