Will Suitts comes from a foundation in formal art education, but his main interest in this pursuit was to apply his education toward the business side of art. With an education in web and media design, Suitts grew into helping artists market themselves through online representation. In 2009, Horne and Suitts started CMYK Projects, a fine art publishing house created to encourage a new collector base as well as allow greater access to fine art editions. After a successful year with CMYK Projects, Suitts and Horne opened Black Book Gallery in June of 2010.
Black Book Gallery firmly believes that the artist is just as import as the artwork, demonstrating a clear respect and commitment to the creative process. This belief allows the artist to have complete creative freedom from show inception to installation and beyond. In addition to cultivating strong relationships with artists, Black Book Gallery is passionate about helping individuals who are interested in expanding their art collections. While working to open the experience of art to a broader audience and create access beyond institutional barriers, Black Book Gallery lends itself as a distinct platform for creative ideas, cultural exchanges and local community development.