As an artist, Karen Horne has a problem. Her delight in dressing in vivid colors tends to distract the eye from even her famously luminous streetscapes and paintings of whirling dancers.
“For me the color doesn’t end on the canvas,” says Horne, whose kelly-green ensemble sets off her red hair. In fact, he has to approve her husband Michael Rowley’s clothing choice before they go out to make sure it is simpatico with her dress. “Color is so important to me that I feel uncomfortable if we clash.”
An overwhelming number of her paintings portray rain-soaked night scenes. Colors smear across the canvas. A recent pastel of the Century 16 Megaplex on 3300 South, far from an exotic locale, through her eye is a neon beacon to romance.
You can see Karen Horne’s work at Horne Fine Art, 142 E. 800 South, SLC, 801-533-4200, hornefineart.com.
written by: Glen Warchol