Wesley Hurd was born in Claremont, California in 1946. He studied fine art and art education at Southern Oregon College graduating in 1967. Wesley and his family have lived on the west and east coasts of the U.S. and London, England. He and his wife, Carol, have lived in Eugene, Oregon since 1977. He began his present studio practice in 1989. He has a graduate degree in theology and a Ph.D. in education concentrating in educational philosophy and social thought. He received his M.F.A. in painting from the University of Oregon in 2000. Wesley was a recipient of two graduate fellowships at the University of Oregon. He has taught as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Oregon. He is an adjunct tutor at Gutenberg College, Eugene, Oregon. Wesley is currently a free-lance lecturer and mentor specializing in modern and contemporary visual art and serves as Director of BlueTower Arts Foundation also in Eugene, Oregon.