Past work in Personal Collections
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A Talkin' Too

COMMISSION IN NEFF PRIVATE COLLECTION

12x24 Acrylic on STRETCHED Canvas

Dignified

IN ARTIST's PRIVATE COLLECTION

42x45 ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

I knew when I decided to commission a piece for my parents 50th wedding anniversary, Christen was the only choice for me . She breathes life into her masterpieces just like she breathes life into everyone that crosses her path. I have watched Christen unlock her God given talent and flourish. I’m so impressed with her work, but more importantly, moved by the spirit in which she creates each piece. To collect artwork where the artist puts so much of herself into each piece and listens to each client’s story for their vision is admirable and cherished. My family is blessed with this treasure.

-K. Neff
2023

Dignified was painted in the later part of 2021 as a gift to my husband.

It captures John's most treasured horse, Addi, and one of his cherished past-times - backing into the box, getting ready, giving the nod and team roping with this brother.Those moments are now adoring memories.

Caught in the Break

COMMISSION IN HADDEN PRIVATE COLLECTION

66x72 Acrylic on STRETCHED Canvas

Deep Roots

COMMISSION IN HADDEN PRIVATE COLLECTION

30x24 ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS WITH TEXTURE

Christen is amazing…. There is so much I could say, but that first sentence pretty much covers it. From inception to completion, her work has been nothing short of remarkable. Thank you Christen, for making one of my best memories a permanent place in my home.

-M. Hadden
2023

After being completely in love with our first piece I set out for another. This one Christen had more artistic control over and she did not disappoint. The meaning of this piece is a little bit more complex and extremely personal. And walking through my house each day with the reminder it brings is such a blessing. A picture of it doesn’t even capture the detail and depth that Christen has painted.

-R. Hadden 
2023

The Rambler

COMMISSION IN Hershey PRIVATE COLLECTION

72x36 Acrylic on STRETCHED Canvas

Kick Up Your Boots

COMMISSION IN Hershey PRIVATE COLLECTION

36x36 ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS WITH TEXTURE

I was fortunate to commission Christen Horner to create a custom piece for me, and I couldn’t be happier! Her professionalism, attention to detail and love for her craft were evident throughout the entire process, from initial discussions to the completed art piece. The artwork perfectly captures our vision and showcases her exceptional craftsmanship, leaving me in awe of her talent. It’s a cherished piece that holds immense sentimental value, and I couldn’t be happier.

-C. Hershey
2023

I had the privilege of receiving an exceptional art piece by Christen Horner. It has become the centerpiece of my living space. With her undeniable talent, professionalism and ability to capture the hearts of everyone who views her pieces, she has crafted a masterpiece that effortlessly draws attention and evokes admiration from anyone who enters my home. I couldn’t be happier!

-C. Hershey
2023

Whisper

COMMISSION IN McMahon PRIVATE COLLECTION

30X24 Acrylic on STRETCHED Canvas

The Peak

COMMISSION IN HADDEN PRIVATE COLLECTION

60x36 Triptych ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS WITH TEXTURE

Christen Horner is the absolute best at making memories come to life by her paintings. She was able to create this masterpiece from an old picture of mine from my showing days. It hangs in my living room now, and brings me so much joy to look at each day! Please check her out, and get her to create a masterpiece of your own. She's an amazingly talented artist!!

-H. McMahon
2023

The mountains have always been a favorite place for our family to visit. This painting is inspired by one of our favorite trips. Christen took all of my half- complete ideas and made this beautiful piece. It has shimmer and texture and is a complete masterpiece. The artwork always starts a conversation when we have people in our home. And I am so honored she let me be her first commissioned piece.

-R. Hadden
2023

John the Centaur

COMMISSION IN Smiley PRIVATE COLLECTION

30x24 Acrylic on STRETCHED Canvas

Ghost Riders in the Sky

COMMISSION IN Reichenau PRIVATE COLLECTION

60x36 Triptych ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS WITH TEXTURE

So here it is. One of my most cherished possessions. My 40th surprise birthday gift from my wife and co-conspired by Christen Horner. On and off for over a decade I’ve said that one day I wanted to own a painting of myself as a centaur. I wanted long flowing, majestic hair and a chiseled body (well at least the human half). I joked that I’d hang it proudly in my home for all to see. As ridiculous as the idea was, when commissioned for the job Christen took it as serious as anything she’d ever done. She spent time mapping out the details of my personal back yard for the backdrop to the portrait. And even knowing Christen personally and speaking with her on a regular basis, she never let on that any of this was happening right under my nose. So the gift was a complete surprise and one I’ll always cherish. I’ve seen Christen’s work in so many fashions, yet not one of them has been anything less than amazing. I’m proud to call this piece my own and to display it proudly in my home for all to see and enjoy.

-J. Smiley
2023

Half Dome 

COMMISSION IN McMahon PRIVATE COLLECTION

60X36 TRIPTYCH ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS WITH TEXTURE

From A Distance

COMMISSION FOR Coleman County Hospital District

24x18 ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

Half Dome is a triptych created in 2022 based off a photograph taken on one of many family vacations. It contains memories that will last a life time. This trio is a reminder to get outside and enjoy the beauty that is all around us. 

From a Distance was created in 2022 for the new Coleman County Medical Center. This piece is based off of an original photograph taken by the incredibly talented John Smiley. From a distance you can see so much beauty, life, tranquility. It's endless.

Looking to the Future

COMMISSION FOR Coleman County Hospital District

156x72 ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

Memory

COMMISSION FOR Coleman County Hospital District

24x18 ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

Looking to the Future was created in 2022 as the feature art installation for the new Coleman County Medical Center. The visionary behind this entire project is the incredibly talented Judy Blazek. The title of this piece is far more than words. The title is life - Looking to the Future.

Memory was created in 2022 for the new Coleman County Medical Center. This piece is based off of an original photograph taken by the talented John Smiley of the beautiful Memory Lake in Coleman, Texas.  

The Keeper

COMMISSION IN Ridgeway PRIVATE COLLECTION

20x18 ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS WITH TEXTURE

Ledge of Peace

COMMISSION FOR Coleman County Hospital District

24x18 ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS

The Keeper was painted in 2022 from a submitted personal photograph as a birthday gift. This precious one is The Keeper - The Keeper of the Stars in my eyes. I've always been drawn to livestock, especially cattle, which I greatly attribute to my upbringing by my incredible parents. Being simply in the presence of cattle does something deep down in my soul. It calms me, soothes me, brightens me, hears me, sees me, allows me to be me. Painting this did just the same.

Ledge of Peace was created in 2022 for the new Coleman County Medical Center. Let yourself stand right there in the forefront of this piece and breathe in the true peace is portrays.  

Lake City

COMMISSION IN Tye PRIVATE COLLECTION

30x24 ACRYLIC ON STRETCHED CANVAS WITH TEXTURE

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