Oh Be Joyful Gallery
Shaun Horne was brought up on a dairy farm in
upstate New York. He graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook with a degree
in Evolutionary Biology and a minor in Studio Art. Highly interested in
plein air painting, Shaun entered the Colorado State University art
program, earning a second Bachelor's degree in painting in 1997 and
nearly a Master's degree in paining in 2001. While at CSU, he taught
the upper division painting course and discovered he did not want to
teach; he wanted to be outside painting.
met and married his wife Dawn Cohen, a painter too, at CSU. In 2002
they moved with their baby daughter to beautiful Crested Butte,
Colorado, where they added a second daughter to their family.
Shaun paints outdoors over 1000 hours a year, making about 50
large-scale realist plein air landscapes in all weathers in the
mountains of Colorado and the desert of Utah.
by Marsha Karle Art