Arnold J. Hurley

Colorful Blue, Yellow, and Black Bumble Bee Pop Art Insect Painting 1982



Acrylic Paint, Canvas


Colorful figurative painting by Houston, Texas artist Arnold J. Hurley. Pop art style painting depicting a bumble bee with antenna and stinger against a circular blue background. Signed "Arnold J. Hurley" and dated by artist at bottom right. Framed in black frame.

Artist Biography

Images on paper and canvas have been part of Arnold J. Hurley’s life since childhood. He fondly remembers the influences of his mother and an uncle, who both were creative and were sources of encouragement to him. As his interest in art grew, his mother provided creative inspiration, his father provided art supplies and his high school teacher steered him along a path toward developing painting and drawing skills. His budding artistic skills led Mr. Hurley to enroll at Tufts University where he earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, with a major in painting. His skills helped him land a Ford Foundation grant in 1964 to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A native of Boston, Mr. Hurley taught painting for 12 years at several area colleges and museums including Emerson College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Fitchburg Art Museum, Lowell University, Milton Academy, Boston Public Schools and Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He currently teaches art at Crossland High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mr. Hurley’s approach to painting involves a realistic or representational style and his works vary from still life drawings to portraiture. He paints every day and follows this precept: “Never forget the basics—they will serve as the foundation throughout your creative life. Challenge yourself, and remember your art will change and grow. And always draw, draw and draw some more.” Mr. Hurley has earned more than 40 awards for his oil, watercolor and pastel paintings and his pencil drawings. These include the 1998 Robert Dodge Memorial Prize, the 1993 Laurel Art Guild Award and the Prince George’s Juried Annual Exhibition for three consecutive years. His work has also appeared in numerous national publications including Scholastic Art Magazine Inc., as a 2003 Honoree at the National Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Dimensions With Frame

H 29.5 in. x W 23.5 in. x D 0.75 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 28.25 in. x W 22 in.
Colorful Blue, Yellow, and Black Bumble Bee Pop Art Insect Painting 1982