Displays & Exhibits
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dr. Hurley is an award-winning photographer who thrives on the double life she leads with both of her passions. She has combined a professional proficiency in the use of photography in cosmetic dentistry with a personal passion for capturing and expressing the delicate balance between wildlife and nature. She likes to aim her camera at natural scenes in both her dental practice, where she creates natural smiles, and in her photography where she captures the natural landscapes and wildlife of her favorite places.
An accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a certified professional photographer through The Professional Photographers Association, Dr. Hurley’s work reveals a love of color and light and how they affect the mood in her photographs.
The show provides a balance of images between flora and fauna. Her latest endeavor is to paint on her photographs with pastels to create mixed media pieces that are printed on watercolor paper. This new technique is perhaps even more like the creative process she goes through with cosmetic dentistry by taking basic beginnings and making something totally unique and beautiful out of it.Read more...
“As a young man, I would not hesitate to run off at any given moment to parts unknown, searching for adventure and subjects to paint,” said Mr. Rush. “Now, as an older man in my maturity, I reflect on these works and can remember both the happiest of times and the perilous ones when youth threw caution to the wind. But, here I am, alive to tell it all, still seeking adventure, but perhaps at a slower pace.”
His colorful life indeed is “reflected” in the still-lifes and landscapes on display. Memories, places and things are all captured in his masterful paintings.
David John Rush graduated from The Famous Artists School in Westport, Connecticut. He received his BFA from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, Newark, N J, where he studied with Han Weingaertner, Samuel Brecher, Hannes Beckmann of Bauhaus fame, Leo Dee, Otto Hula, James Carlin and Annie Lennie. He has a degree in Technical Vocational Occupations from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is a certified teacher in New Jersey.
Artist Rush recently commented: “My aim is to bring as much beauty into this world and share it with as many as I can, while I can. Perhaps someday, there will be a book of my work in a dusty corner of a library that will still bring happiness to younger eyes.”
Mr. Rush has painted for more than fifty years working in Maine, Paris and parts of Europe. He is known internationally and has shown his work in numerous countries. Living in New Jersey, he continues to paint daily and is currently active in exhibiting, writing and teaching.