Hurley mural, in Southwest Harbor

Apr 10, 2017
Waldo County artist David Hurley, and “art critic” Ollie, mark the completion of a mural bound for a Southwest Harbor marina.

Swanville — Artist David Hurley spent much of the winter inside, completing a commissioned mural that has just been installed outside a marina in Southwest Harbor.

The 16-by-6 foot mural was commissioned by Jeff Berzinis, who owns Southwest Boat Marine Service. A variety of vessels that use the marina are depicted in the mural, including a Coast Guard ship; MDI Community Sailing Center boats; lobster boats; Berzinis’ brother's Eastern scallop dragger the Moby Dick; his barge Neptune; and his dog Zeus, who always rode on the barge.

There also are seagulls, a lone rower and a “Reserved Parking” sign on a piling to a lobster fisherman who recently died.

The mural is painted on medium density overlay board and was installed the second weekend of April.

Jeff Berzinis walks one of the mural’s four panels to its destination at his marina.
The mural as installed.
Comments (1)
Posted by: Bradley Williams | Apr 10, 2017 17:46

That is too cool. If Dave were doing this in Hawaii or San Francisco he'd be a celebrity mural artist like Wyland.

As it is, they say "Hurley who?"

The difference, though, is this: Dave is a better artist than Wyland.

A much nicer guy, too.


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