Now Horan, a former textile board member for the de Young museum and the San Francisco Design Network, is taking her years of experience of working with color, textures and shapes to create artwork for her new collection of decorative art prints. Poet and the Bench, the lifestyle story and jewelry atelier on Locust Ave., is hosting an exhibit of a series of Horan's monoprints dubbed "Beauty and Beholden." An opening reception is set for Saturday, May 14, 4-6pm as part of Marin Open Studios.
Horan says her artistic influence is "rooted in fashion and nature; it is the interplay of textures and shapes that are transformed on paper to create a story. The narrative is a study of the relationship between man, nature, pattern and color."
Horan started her design career in London, lived in East Africa, ran a non-profit art gallery in Central London and was the Small Scale Industries Director for Save the Children, working throughout the U.S and Central and South America. She graduated with honors from Leicester College of Art and Design, in England.
The 411: Poet and/the Bench is at 10E Locust Avenue. The store is open Saturday, May 14 11am-6pm and will have extended hours on Sunday, May 15 12-4pm.