When Mary-Helen Horne took a pottery class with her six-year old son, she discovered that making art was a welcome creative counterpoint to her career in IT and operations management. While her son moved on to other interests, she continued to develop her artistic avocation via self-directed practice and study.
After moving to Tampa, Florida for a new job, she took up surface design. A monotype class sparked Mary-Helen’s interest in further study of printmaking methods and design principles. Upon retirement from her business career, Mary-Helen has dedicated herself fully to developing her art portfolio and skills.
Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin FL: #SMF, Third Place award (Juror: Caroline Mathers, Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum), 2022
Morean Arts Center group show, St Petersburg FL: “This is Me”, Honorable Mention (Juror: Katie Diets, Florida Craft Art), 2019
Shows and collections
Tempus Projects, Tampa FL (upcoming): “KARST New Grounds”
Sanford Gallery, Florence MA (upcoming): “Crosscurrents”
Morean Arts Center group shows, St. Petersburg FL: “Bookish”
Orlando Museum of Art First Thursdays, Orlando FL: “Florida Grown”
Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin FL: #SMF
Zea Mays Printmaking “Canary in the Coal Mine” traveling exhibition
Hosmer Gallery, Northampton MA
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Gallery, Easthampton, MA
Holds B.A. degree in Socioeconomics from Michigan State University, East Lansing MI