Artist Statement The mystery of the landscape is a metaphor for life - full of transitions. I am fascinated by the way elements of nature meet one another. Lines and edges are lost and found: realism and abstraction merge; contrast, color and value are dramatic or subtle. I work in both oil and pastel to transform the light of day; taking the viewer where they need to go at that moment.



Art Historian and Critic, Daniel Brown, writes …"M. Katherine Hurley's landscape painting and drawings are artworks with multiple purposes. They are first and foremost, sanctuaries, places and spaces of rest, meditation, spiritual renewal and beauty… the tonal work is her most sublime, mysterious, evocative, sensitive and beautiful. The less realistic her work is, the more we are drawn in and want to stay."