Karen Horne’s latest series of paintings capture moods of dance in classic, social settings

Expressing the art of dance in painting is among the most difficult challenges artists attempt. Many know of Edgar Degas, who practically lived at the Paris Opera in the 1870s, watching ballet rehearsals and performances, often from backstage, so that his paintings would be as true to representing the intensity of movement and focus of … Read more

Backstage at Utah Arts Festival 2014: Karen Horne’s ‘Night and Day’ exhibition is colorful love letter to Salt Lake City’s street life

The great French impressionist Claude Monet experimented extensively not only with light and shadow in his work but also with combinations and contrasts in color. In the Haystack Series, he painted the same scene repeatedly at different times of the day, almost in a scientific trial-and-error approach to observe how light and shadows fell upon and transformed … Read more