Anna Maria Horner
In 1995, after graduating with an Honors Fine Arts Degree in Drawing from the University of Tennessee, Anna Maria Horner opened Handmaiden, a clothing and housewares boutique. This retail space served as the home base for Anna Maria's clothing line which she designed and produced, together with her mom.
Her love of fabrics and patterns spilled onto her fine art canvases as well. Though busy with clothing design and production, Anna Maria found the energy to stay active artistically through exhibiting in galleries regularly. Her paintings, both small and large scale, are part of hundreds of private and commercial collections.
Anna Maria's work whether clothing, accessories, quilts or paintings is a passion for color and vibrancy. Anna Maria's fresh perspectives within traditional markets and her vision of being surrounded by the work of her own hands has led her to partnering with more than two dozen manufacturers to design housewares, gift items, textiles and to authoring her first sewing book, Seams To Me, published October 2008.