Kendall Hurley is a Canadian artist who resides in the Niagara Region of Ontario. Kendall was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and is a graduate of The Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology.
Kendall’s artistic career began in her youth and by her early teens she was designing and selling her own jewellery. Over the years Kendall has tried her hand at many artistic endeavors including ceramics, textile painting, needlework and soap making, but painting remains her passion. As a volunteer, Kendall also taught art for The Children’s Aid Society in Northern Ontario and at public schools throughout Ontario.
Kendall is known, internationally, for her work in abstract art. She has developed an intriguing painting technique known as ‘Acrylic Blend’. Acrylic Blend is achieved by the chemical manipulation and layering of acrylic paint. This method is one that no one else has been able to duplicate.
On March 15, 2007 Kendall’s painting, ‘Unbroken’, became a successful candidate in a worldwide competition held by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In March of 2008 the AAOS celebrated their 75th Anniversary and, as a part of that celebration, ‘Unbroken’ was included in a month long group show in San Francisco. It was also included in a coffee table book and a web site/online museum. The AAOS online museum site is still available today.
Kendall Hurley has paintings in the permanent collection of The Sick Kids Foundation (The Hospital for Sick Children/Orthopaedic Department), The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre and in many private collections worldwide. She shows, frequently, in galleries and venues throughout The Niagara Region and The Greater Toronto Area, including Toronto’s Distillery District. In the Niagara Region ‘The Kendall Hurley Collection’ is on permanent exhibit at Chateau Des Charmes Wines, 1025 York Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario.
Kendall Hurley is a proud supporter of The Sick Kids Foundation and contributes a portion from the sale of each painting to The Sick Kids Foundation/Dr. Robert B. Salter Initiative.