Caroline Hurley is Rad
As soon as I saw Caroline Zucchero Hurley's jewelry I developed a big crush. Then I saw her hand-printed linens and I coveted each and every one. Then I discovered her colorful, modern, playful oil paintings and I thought, "Really? One girl with all this talent?!" Yep. Turns out the multi-talented artist has quite a cast of admirers including Lucky, Design*Sponge and Wax Magazine. The admiration is well-deserved – some of Caroline's achievements include an Anderson Ranch Residency, an Artist Grant from Brown University and a VCCA residency. So how does a girl who grew up in Memphis and did everything from being a personal assistant to working in PR and finance to working as a tutor become such a successful fine artist, who also has a chic product line? For starters it helps that her entire family is creative ("My mom teaches creativity, one of my sisters is an architect and the other is a graphic designer.") and that they traveled around the world while she was growing-up. One thing I found interesting after talking with her is that at a very young age she was a natural entrepreneur, making her own rules and hustling for herself — as a girl she would sell puffy-paint adorned clothing and lemonade to her neighbors That entrepreneurial spirit has done well for her! I hope you too will fall for Caroline's work… I asked her to share her experience, insight and advice as an artist and an entrepreneur. Enjoy!
To see more pictures of Caroline Hurley's studio and other design spaces, visit our Studio Snapshots board on Pinterest!