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Meet Dahlia Horne

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dahlia Horne.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Dahlia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As a child, I’ve always had a major interest in art. In elementary school, I would find myself drifting off and doodling during class lessons, creating. I started to draw on my free time throughout junior high and high school just as a hobby.

It wasn’t until 2010 when I took my first painting course a Tarrant County College. During that time, I realized art was something I wanted to pursue. Fast forward until now, I can’t imagine me doing anything else. Painting is my safe place, my sanity.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No, not at all the road hasn’t been smooth for me. I struggle with anxiety/ panic attacks. These episodes coincidentally happen right before its time for me to paint.

There have been nights where I have had tears falling down some of my pieces just from the mental exhaustion I would go through and the only relief to ease my mind would be for me to continue painting. Its a battle that I face continually but I know that with prayer, faith, and therapy I will continue to grow and help others who are struggling with mental illnesses like me through my work.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I’m an artist located in Ft. Worth Texas. I specialize in abstract work on paintings, murals, and collages. Dhorneart pieces are known for their bold colors, organic shapes, line work and the ability to make a statement in whatever room its placed in. The ultimate goal for Dhorneart is to bridge the gap between mental health and creating.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
One of the most proudest moments of my career was painting a mural for Mag&May residential property near downtown Ft. Worth. This was one of the toughest projects I had to complete thus far. It took a lot of hard work but I was so happy with the outcome.

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Image Credit:

Kevin Olabolde
Terrell Hope
Kristen Brown

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