Need a little break from the chaos of the world? You're in the right place! Take a moment to pause and rest your eyes on some smile-inducing art.

Explore the Whimsical Art of Maggie Hurley

Maggie Hurley is a Bay Area artist best known for her bird portraits.


Not one to be pigeonholed, she devotes time to exploring other subject matter, including Wayward Whales

…and sweet pets

She also has a body of more whimsical work, including Herbert the Owl

…and The Royals

Welcome to my little nook of the internet!

I like to paint silly and serious, whimsical and realistic, a bit of this and a bit of that. One thread that seems to run through each series is my love of nature. Herbert the Owl mingles with endangered animals (and thriving species as well!). The Bittybots live amongst the dandelions; some are responsible tending to flora, others manage the fauna. Birds pose for portraits, as do waves, wayward whales, and other fauna.

I hope you find something you enjoy. I take commissions – portraits of pets and loved ones, but am also happy to bring to life some idea you have that you’d like to see on your wall.

Please feel free to be in touch!