Pic-of-Horn-webArtist’s Statement

I prefer to paint directly from nature and I love being outdoors where I can see, hear, feel, smell and even taste the scene around me. For me, the painting is a translation of nature and my experience of it. If I am successful, I take the viewer with me to feel the moment. I believe good painting is no a slavish copy of visual details, but an emotional response to a moment in nature.”

Jeff Horn is Professor Emeritus of Drawing and Painting from Irvine Valley College in Irvine California.
He exhibits his outdoor landscape paintings at The Laguna Festival of the Arts each summer and at his home studio annually in Costa Mesa, California.
Jeff has received several honors for landscape painting.  He enjoys painting from nature while out of doors and he actively supports several land conservancy efforts in California with his paintings. Some current efforts include: The Catalina Island Conservancy and The Sierra Foothills Conservancy.
His paintings are part of the permanent collection of the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, and Laguna Canyon Foundation and the Pacific Club in Newport Beach.
Jeff is a Signature Member of the California Art Club and a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.


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1988- 2007 Professor Emeritus of Drawing and Painting, Irvine Valley College


2015 – Sunlight and Shadow, The Tradition of Plein Air Painting, The Irvine Museum
2015 – California Impressionism, Plein Air Painting past and present, Huntington Beach Art Center
2012 – California Art Club “Saving Paradise”, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont
2012 – California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Autry Museum, Los Angeles  Plein Air Magizine Award”Excellence in Painting”
2010 – Sierra Foothills Conservancy Benefit Exhibition, Embarcadero, San Francisco
2010 “Masterstrokes” Laguna Beach Museum of Art
2000 – 2012 Exhibitor, Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts
1999 – 20012 LPAPA Invitational Laguna Museum of Art “First Place, Quick Draw” 2000
1998 – 2012 – California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum or California Art
2005 – Two Man Show – Jeff Horn and Gil Dellinger, Michael Zschoche Gallery
2004 – Oil Painters of America, Western Region Exhibition, Award of Excellence
2002 – Oil Painters of America, Award of Excellence- Catalogue
2003 – Canyon de Chelly, Group Show, Trailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2002 – San Luis Obispo Invitational, Third Place
2002 – “On Land and Sea” Two Man Show – Horn & Situ, Michael Zschoche Gallery
2000 – Los Angeles World Airports Exhibition
2000 – Sierra Pack Trip, Group Show, Exchange Gallery, Orange
1999 – “On Location in Malibu” CAC Exhibition Pepperdine University – Catalogue
1998 / 2002 –  La Quinta Arts Foundation Invitational Competition
1998 – 2002 – Carmel Plein Air Invitational Competition “Best Oil on Canvas Board “Honorable Mention 2001, 2002, 2004
1998 – 2001 – California Art Club Outdoor Painting Festival, San Juan Capistrano

2013 – Plein Air Magazine, May, Feature Article, “Becoming an Intuitive”
2011-California Light-A Century of Landscapes, Rizzoli publishers
2007 – Southwest Art , February, “10+ Artists Paint Big Bend National Park”
2006 – American Art Collector, December, “Capturing Movement”2005 – Crystal Cove Cottages, 2005, Chronicle Books
2002 – Southwest Art , September, “Artists to Watch”
1994 – American Artist , May , Feature Article “A Homeless Family Album”

LPAPA – Signature Member
California Art Club, Signature Member
Oil Painters of America, Associate Member


Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, 2000 Permanent Collection
Laguna Canyon Foundation, Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach California
Pacific Club, Newport Beach
Joan Irvine Smith
Jean Stern, Irvine Museum Director
Ray Redfern, Redfern Gallery , Laguna Beach
Nicholas Cage
Michael Payne
Cloris Leachman