” Since I was old enough to pick up a pencil, I have been drawing and painting.  In my Southwest scenes, I try to capture the essence that is New Mexico.  I see it in the adobe walls, the brightly colored painted doors and windows and the intense light and deep shadows.  Although the Southwest is my main subject matter, I have received commissions to paint everything from horses to trains, vintage cars and offshore oil rigs.  I like to paint pleinaire if possible, but use photography to capture time, mood and subject characteristics.”

 

 

 

Mr. Van Horn’s studio is located in the 105 Studio

at 4th and Central in Albuquerque, NM