maggieshurley

Whimsy and Whatnot

Richmond, California · 535 Sales

maggieshurley

Whimsy and Whatnot

Richmond, California 535 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(256)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting my shop! It's chalk full of whimsical art. I hope you find something you adore :). Want to find out when I've got new art? Sign up for my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dHfDY.

Prints with watermarks ship watermark free :).

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Please visit http://www.maggiehurley.com for my other work.

Thank you!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 15, 2016

Thank you for visiting my shop! It's chalk full of whimsical art. I hope you find something you adore :). Want to find out when I've got new art? Sign up for my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dHfDY.

Prints with watermarks ship watermark free :).

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Follow me on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maggie-Hurley/154096808960

Please visit http://www.maggiehurley.com for my other work.

Thank you!

maggie hurley

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About

Sprinkling the world with whimsy, one wacky creation at a time.

Armed with my grandmother’s artistic proclivities, a stack of Brian Froud books, and some watercolors, I taught myself to paint when I was a kid. I spent a year and a half at an art school in Southern California, which I adored, and have continued honing my skills ever since. My creative process starts with either an idea of what I’m going to make, research for some source material and careful planning before getting started OR, I just sit down with a pencil and my sketchpad and will something into existence. Sometimes I’m convinced that there are at least three different artists holed up in my head.

I have a few recurring characters: some little creatures that are mostly robot with a splash of something a little more delicate, some jaded women with an attachment to the science behind love, and my grumpy little owl called Herbert, and a bevy of bird portraits. I also do children’s portraits, and the occasional flower or piece of fruit, but my work tends toward the light and smile-inducing, which isn't necessarily the way to go if you want to be taken seriously as a more traditional gallery artist.

A friend of mine first turned me on to Etsy waaaay back in 2006. I signed up and listed a few items, but didn’t really have much success until Herbert the owl popped up. I got a lot of positive response to the prints I was creating, which inspired me to keep going with it. It’s been so interesting to see where my art manages to find a new home. One print was purchased by someone who lives in a castle in Wales!

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  • Maggie

    Owner, Maker

    I seem to be most content with a paintbrush in my hand. I went to school at the Laguna College of Art and Design before moving to San Francisco and then on to Berkeley, which I now call home.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 8, 2015
Hello and welcome to my shop.

I'm a fan of all things whimsy and find my inspiration in the natural world.

All rights reserved. © Maggie Hurley. All work protected under copyright including reproduction rights. Please do not use my images without permission.

I am a one woman shop in that I create, list, package, and print everything myself EXCEPT my book of Herbert's Adventures, which is printed through Lulu.com. I do my best to maintain an environmentally conscious approach, using scraps and recycled materials when possible.

Prints are printed on archival matte presentation paper with Epson UltraChrome Inks, which create a beautiful finish that will last a REALLY long time, provided the print is well taken care of.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
I do my best to make sure everyone is satisfied with their order. If something arrives damaged or not to your satisfaction, please contact me through Etsy (convo) to discuss next steps.
Payment
Orders within California are subject to sales tax, which will be included via PayPal.
Shipping
Unless stated otherwise, I ship via USPS Priority Mail to the address provided via Etsy. If this address does not match your PayPal address, please provide an explanation in the notes to seller section. This applies to international shipments as well. I ship within a day or two of purchase.

**Please note that international customers must wait at least 3 weeks from the date their item is shipped before requesting a refund for non-delivery. Please note, orders from my shop will arrive marked OTHER or MERCHANDISE, along with an accurate description of the contents and the PRICE PAID for the order. This policy is in compliance with the laws of the US government.
Customers are responsible for taxes and fees charged in their home country.