David Horton was born in New York, and grew up in the South and Southwest. For more than 34 years, he has taught art and design at LSU, Arizona State University, Mississippi State University, and Nicholls State University. Horton has kept studios in southern Spain, Paris and Provence. 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’Oeil International art magazine of Paris, The Times Picayune of New Orleans and many other national and international newspapers and magazines. He has exhibited in Paris at the Petite Palais and at other galleries and museums in Paris, Taiwan and Italy. Now retired, he was a Professor of Art at Nicholls State University for over 20 years.