A family pioneering fine art in Utah since 1899,
with NYC, San Fran, and Santa Fe art world experience!

Our HEADSCAPES group theme show
Our HEADSCAPES group theme show

2024 UPDATE – To newcomers, and all our wonderful friends and fans, after 21 years, we have shifted from our downtown gallery space to serving you online, through this website, local and national exhibits and events, and future appointments in our home studio. We continue to carry an extensive selection of artwork by Karen Horne, with selected secondary market pieces by Phyllis Horne, and other fine Utah artists from our curated Gallery collection. We still offer you the options of on approval appointments (where we can arrange to bring selected works to you), local delivery, and national shipping. Feel free to contact us with inquiries or to purchase. We can happily arrange for online secure checkout to facilitate your collecting a favorite piece!

From 2002 to 2023, our team at HORNE FINE ART was pleased to offer high quality Utah artwork, in an inviting and spacious hybrid gallery/studio setting just south of downtown Salt Lake City. Artwork ranged from traditional Western landscapes and gardens to contemporary impressionist cityscapes, dining scenes and dancers, presented in group theme shows as well as solo and two person exhibitions. With its sixteen-foot ceilings and large skylights, attractive exhibition space and working studio, HORNE FINE ART offered a authentic setting for the display and creation of art, and served the public as an art filled gathering place.

Whether you are an experienced or new collector, we make it easy to bring the joy of art into your home and business. We offer our customers an extensive, varied inventory of original paintings, on-approval services, time payments and local delivery, as well as select fine art prints.

Over our two decade history we have a record of curating exciting group theme shows, including Splash!, Headscapes, Dusk to Dawn Nightscapes, Skyscapes, Glorious Food, Travelogue, Painting La Primavera, Moving Inside, Body & Soul, Mother Earth, Making a Splash!, 15th Anniversary Splash!, and Exploring RED.

Browse photos of our 20+ years of exciting shows and publicity!

Before transitioning to more of a studio model in 2019, we were pleased to exhibit works from numerous emerging as well as established Utah talents, including Ken Baxter, Doug Braithwaite, Ryan Cannon, Traci O’Very Covey, Tony Cox, Glen Edwards, Barbara Edwards, Rick Graham, Randall Lake, Steve Larson, David Maestas, Frank McEntire, Judith Mehr, John Nyberg, Wilson Ong, Nick Rees, Steve Sheffield, Ben Steele, Jennifer Suflita, Ted Wassmer, Jamie Wayman and Jennifer Worsley.

Michael Rowley, Karen Horne & Phyllis Horne


Michael Rowley

Michael Rowley offering works by Toulouse Lautrec in NYC

The gallery brings together the visual talents, and national art experience of Karen Horne, her husband Michael Rowley, and Phyllis Horne. Born in London, Michael has extensive experience directing and curating in galleries in New York, Santa Fe and San Francisco, and has offered the work of living artists as well as that of masters ranging from Rembrandt to Matisse to O’Keefe. Michael is a gifted people person with a sense of humor and is delighted to help customers find work they love to live with.

Karen Horne

Artist Karen Horne and her painting, "Awash"
Artist Karen Horne and her painting, “Awash”

A graduate with honors from Yale, Karen Horne painted and exhibited for over a decade in New York City. She also has extensive experience with art in museums and galleries and worked for five years at The Frick Collection. She has actively participated in the Utah art scene since her return to Utah in 1996, receiving the Mayor’s Visual Artist Award for significant contribution to the community. Her artwork is held in many collections locally and nationally. It has been featured in numerous publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Utah Style and Design, and Salt Lake Magazine. Noted for her expressive color and skill at capturing gesture, Karen was elected one of the hundred “Most Honored Artists of Utah.”

Read more about Karen Horne

Phyllis Horne

Phyllis Horne with a wall of her paintings
Phyllis Horne with a wall of her paintings

Phyllis F. Horne is a widely admired painter, whose work over the decades has won top state and national awards. Her paintings are featured in numerous public and corporate collections including the State of Utah Art Collection, St. Mark’s Hospital, and the Springville Museum, and by many delighted private collectors. She as well as Karen were named one of the hundred “Most Honored Artists of Utah” (the only parent/child combination to both receive that distinction). She is noted for her dramatic handling of light and evocative painting of trees. In 2021 Phyllis was honored at the Governor’s Mansion for her beloved garden painting which hangs in the Governor’s private quarters.

Read more about Phyllis Horne

Alice Merrill Horne

horne_alice_merrillThe gallery continues a family tradition of promoting fine art in Utah which dates back to the nineteenth century. In 1898, Karen Horne’s great-grandmother, Alice Merrill Horne, ran for the 3rd Utah Legislature specifically to advance the arts agenda. Once elected, she authored legislation to create the Utah Arts Institute (now the Utah Arts Council), the first state-sponsored arts agency in the nation. Her support and promotion of early Utah artists took many forms. She established a state art collection, now numbering over 1,200 works, she established 37 collections of Utah Art in public schools, and she presented exhibitions in numerous venues such as the ZCMI Tiffin Room and the Newhouse Hotel.

Beyond the arts agenda, Alice Merrill Horne was a civic-minded visionary. She penned legislation setting aside the land grant for the University of Utah. She was an early preservationist and environmentalist, helped save Eagle Gate from demolition, and fought for cleaner coal.

Read more about Alice Merrill Horne