Rosetta Hurleywww.astoriaarts.com/rhurley

Rosetta Hurley - I enjoy photographing images that inspire peacefulness & a sense of joy in the world around us, especially the special liminal environment of the Lower Columbia River Estuary.

Although I was born with artistic vision, life has taken me down many different roads. But, I always keep cycling back to art. In the 60's & 70's I was a fibre artist. I later sublimated my urge to create art in my vintage clothing & antique business, which allowed me to handle & restore many beautiful works of art. That's behind me now, & I have discovered the satisfactions of photography. I am drawn to framing the beautiful, and ephemeral natural environment of the coast. Photography is a vehicle to capture a unique & personal vision of a moment in time. I've learned you can't go back again. I hope my photographs can serve to document this fragile beauty, in this time, in this place, because it's changing. My photos can currently be seen in At the Water's Edge by Adam Carlsen & Donald Masterson. Contact info: rosettahurley@msn.com

Recent Work...

Angel
Digital photography
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Angel Pointing the Way
digital photography
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Angel with Cross
digital photography
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Angel with crown
digital photography
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Angel with lichen
digital photography
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Child Angel
digital photography
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Child angel 2
digital photography
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Guardian
Digital
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Male angel
digital photography
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Pensive angel
digital photography
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Pilings in Bloom
digital
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Stacked Stones
digital


Buddha
digital photography
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Camillia in the Snow
digital photography
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Ducks at Rest
digital photography
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Misty Morning on the Coast
digital photography
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Net Pens
digital
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Passage
digital photography
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River Calligraphy
digital photography
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Beneath
digital photography
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Clouds Reflected
digital, 11" x 14"
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Flooded Pasture
digital photography
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My Italian Butterlfy
digital, 10" x 8"
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Waterlily & Clouds
digital, 10" x 8"
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Canna Lily Leaves
digital
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Heron
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After the Rain
digital
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Salal in the Rain
digital, 11" x 14"
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Youngs Bay Sunset
digital, 8" x 10"
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Along the River Arno
digital, 8" x 10"
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Grocer's Window in Florence
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Bradwood, Looking North
11" x 14"
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Center
digital photography
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End of the Day, End of an Era
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Inuksuk on the Columbia
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Rain Forest Trillium
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Peter Iredale
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Dawn, Youngs Bay
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Dawn, Upriver
Digital Photography
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Layers
digital photography
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Ice on Fennel
digital photography
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River Dawn
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Sailboat
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Bridge in Fog
digital
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Kite festival
digital
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Standards
digital
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Wind Socks
digital
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"Dear Rosetta, Your images are Zen Koans; they make you strive to translate them into phrases and sentences; but you know it's futile. Your master is going to hit you on the head with his stick. So you hold your tongue, and look. And look..."

--Maxine Franklin, your old friend
"Rosetta, your photos are just lovely! What a pleasure!"

--LaRee
"Thank you for being in the right place at the right time, Rosetta. Terrific conceptualization. See ya around town."

--Bill Sutton
"The BRIGHT COLORS of your photography brought much joy to my afternoon as I sat reading a book at the Blue Scorcher Bakery in Astoria. You inspire me to try to take my own pictures! Thank you. "

--Hanna Heddy
"Wonderful photographs, Rosetta. I am especially taken with Along the River Arno. The reflection totally pulls you into the picture. "

--Gail Lansdown
"Rosetta - What wonderful photography! These are the first I've seen of your Italian collection. Along the river Arno is a knockout. I also really appreciate the Salal in the Rain. Your are so very talented - your work is just what you intend - peaceful and inviting.
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--McLaren
(c) Rosetta Hurley Astoria Visual Arts Association