A Feather for Your Nest
As a little girl, Maggie Hurley made it her mission to find injured birds, placing them in shoeboxes and nurturing them back to health. Now, many years and rehabilitated birds later, she paints them. Calling on the skills she learned at the Laguna College of Art and Design, Maggie crafts this bevy of sweet-faced, colorful prints. She plays with vivid strokes and energetic colors, giving the feathered friends expressions that are easily recognizable and almost human-like. Each of the thirty-two birds—from the Northern Cardinal to the Winter Wren—is printed on a six-inch square of birch wood. Choose your favorite of the flock and send it to your best bird-watching confidant, or hang its delicate beauty on your own wall. Made in Richmond, California, home of Point Isabel Park, known for its remarkable shoreline birdwatching.