|Professor of Art (Graphic Design)
The path to David Horton’s career in art education wasn’t a straight one. He tried 26 different careers, including land surveying and diamond sales, and he still beams with pride at his distinction of not having been fired from any of them.
For more than 27 years, Horton has taught art and design at LSU, Arizona State Univerisity, Mississippi State University and Nicholls.
Horton has kept studios in southern Spain, Paris and France. His work uses subconscious symbolism to imbue objects with a mysterious quality that asks the viewer to sort out the situation presented. He has shown his work in many national and international venues and has been collected by Bonnie Rait, Paloma Picasso, Morgan Guaranty Bank of Paris, Delta Blues Museum and Scottsdale Center for the Arts.
Horton’s work has been favorably reviewed in The International Herald Tribune of Paris, L’Oiel Art Museum of Paris, Times Picayune of New Orleans and many other national and international newspapers and magazines. He has exhibits in Paris at the Petite Palais and at other galleries and museums in Paris, Taiwan and Italy.
When he’s not painting or teaching, Horton is usually landscaping or designing and building furniture and patio gardens.