My name is Alan Hurley and I am a watercolour portrait artist in Cork City, Ireland. I want to create and print a high quality art book showing my best art work and talking through my process of creating a painting. If this Fund it is successful, I'll print 200 120 page hardback A4 sized books. It will have a very high quality production and will look amazing on any coffee table or book shelf.
The first half of the book will feature my own portrait artwork while the latter half will show paintings in stages as they're painted. This will show the process I use while painting an artwork. This will be perfect for students of art or for those who are just interested in what goes into painting a portrait.
A little section at the back will show some random sketch artwork and street art I've done with volunteers in Cork City.
You can get an idea of the art style by visiting www.alanhurleyartist.com .
I have been painting all my life and I've been a full time artist since 2013. Since then I've been working on building a career as a portrait artist in Cork City. I have also co created the guerrilla street art group Mad About Cork which brings a lot of colour and artwork to the urban public realm in Cork City.
I'm using Fund it for this project because without it I won't be able to fund the book. I could print off a much lesser production right now but I feel by using Fund it, I have an opportunity to reach out and create a book that will look great in any home or school.
If successful, the money raised will be spent on 200 120 page high quality hardback books plus graphic design. I believe paying slightly extra for the best cover and paper will be worth it. I'll also be using a designer to create a professional layout for the book and he/she will need to be paid. A small percentage then goes to Fund it.
The project should take two months to complete. That's from the very beginning from the design stage to the print stage. However it could take a few weeks extra due to unexpected external influences. I plan to have them ready before Christmas.
Thank you very much for giving me your time reading about my project and double thanks if you decide to fund my project. Without you I wouldn't reach my goal.
Update posted on Thursday 21st February '19 @ 09:02:48
This is the last message I'll send from this account I promise.
Just letting those interested know that tonight and tomorrow morning is the last chance to pledge to my latest fundit campaign for my Impressions Vol 2 art book. The campaign ends at 1pm Irish time. Rewards include commissions at much lower prices, art classes and more.
The link is here - https://fundit.ie/project/alan-hurley-art-book-vol-2
Thanks for all support.
Impressions Vol 2 Fundit Launch
Update posted on Friday 25th January '19 @ 02:01:47
This is the last update I'll post here. Just letting those interested know that I've launched a fundit campaign for the second volume of Impressions and you can find that here if you're interested.
Thanks again for helping me with the first volume. Everyone should have what they're owed from it but if you didn't get what you bought, send me an email at Hurley.email@example.com .
Update posted on Sunday 8th July '18 @ 09:07:00
By now most of you should have received a copy of my art book. If you havn't received yours yet, can you please send me on your address and it shall be posted this week.
Update posted on Sunday 8th April '18 @ 06:04:58
The books are being printed and everyone should have what they ordered in the next few weeks.
Thanks for your patience. :)
Art Book Update
Update posted on Sunday 18th February '18 @ 03:02:54
Finally got some news on my art book. I should have them in my hands in the next 2-3 weeks ready to ship out.
I'll post a final update here soon once I have them.
Thanks again for the support.
Update posted on Tuesday 19th December '17 @ 07:12:44
Just a quick update on the book. I got to see a first draft yesterday which means the book won't be ready for Christmas which is unfortunate. I wanted it to be ready by now but it's out of my hands. If were depending on it for Christmas let me know. I'm going to give everyone a couple of prints along with the book when it's finished.
Genuine apologies for the delay.
Update posted on Thursday 7th December '17 @ 01:12:03
Just giving a quick update on the art book. It's still being designed at the moment and I'll have more concrete news soon. I'll let ye know as soon as I do.
For those who chose to buy a commission off me and hasn't sent me on photos or ideas yet, can you do so as soon as you can.
I'll be sending out artwork soon to those who sent me photos already.
Thanks for your patience,
Update posted on Friday 3rd November '17 @ 08:11:37
Just a quick message of thanks for funding my book. I'm waiting on the list of names of everyone who pledged to it so apologies if I havn't gotten back to you personally yet but I will soon.
Fundit will send me the list of names of everyone who pledged and the reward they picked once all the credit cards go through.
For those who chose to commission an original artwork can you send me a photo of the person you want drawn or painted to my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The book is out of my hands at the moment and is being designed by a designer. I hope to have it printed by mid December. All artworks will be done before Christmas.
Again thank you all very much for the support you've all given me. I really do appreciate it.