Professional artist John Hurley is inspired by the drama and majesty of Ireland's wild Atlantic coastline. His painting is intuitive and physical - a powerful response to the elemental forces that stir the seas and buffet the headlands of the west coast.
John is a graduate of The National College of Art & Design and is based full-time in County Kerry where the rugged coastline of the region informs his landscape painting.
He is a highly collectable artist according to the Sunday Independent art critic and his work is in many private and corporate collections. He has been the featured artist in various publications, including the prestigious Book of Interiors and Ireland's Homes, Interiors & Living.
In 2008, Repak - the international recycling organisation - presented a specially commissioned John Hurley seascape to each of its founding members in Ireland, which includes Irish Shell, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Roadstone, and Marks & Spencers amongst others.
The John Hurley Gallery is situated at 4 Denny Street, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. The gallery was officially opened in 2005 by the Irish Government Minister for Arts, Sport & Tourism, John O'Donoghue TD. John's work is also featured in the Trinity Gallery, Clare Street, Dublin