It would be hard for me to imagine ending up in a career other than one in the creative arts field. I consider myself mostly a self-taught artist. In fact, many of the gallery owners and artists that I know have told me to stick with my own distinct style rather taking art classes that might make my creations less unique. Presently twenty-six years old, I can still feel excitement in my creations just as I did as a preschooler. My decision to make art my lifetime profession began as early as the 5th grade when I made my first commission. In high school, I began my art business- Jacob Houston Art- and I have been working to expand it ever since. My dream is to one day build my own art gallery.
I specialize in acrylic paintings of the local countryside as well as distant cityscapes, favoring vibrant colors and unique perspectives- often from high in the air, looking down at my subject. Recreating architectural styles has always been a strong interest of mine. I enjoy the challenges that the angles on buildings, the small details, and the lighting aspects bring to my art. Having grown up in a rural setting, countryside vistas also play a large part in my subject selection. Another feature of my art is that it often tells a story with its attention to minute details.
Finding inspiration from my love of travel, many of my creations reflect my perception of the places I have visited. Painting every day brings me a sense of peace that I cannot find anyplace else.
Jacob Houston of Greenwich, New York is a twenty six year old artist who specializes in acrylic paintings of the local countryside as well as distant cityscapes. He is known for the vibrant colors and the unique perspective that he uses in his paintings – often from high in the air, looking down at his subject.
In high school, Jacob began his art sales business (jacobhoustonart.com) where he currently sells original artwork as well as giclée art rag prints, and note cards depicting his works.
Living his entire life in rural Washington County, New York has influenced Jacob’s creation of bright country scenes. Additionally, finding inspiration from his love of travel, many of Jacob’s creations reflect his appreciation of the places he has visited such as Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, and France.
Houston has been featured in articles about his artwork in the Saratoga Living magazine as well as the Albany Times Union, the Glens Falls Post Star, the Hill Country Observer, the Glens Falls Chronicle, the Schenectady Daily Gazette, and the Berkshire Transcript. He has participated in many exhibits and gallery shows, including Salmagundi in NYC, the Malta League of Arts as a featured artist, LARAC’s Lapham Gallery in a three-person exhibit, a solo exhibit at Southern Vermont Arts Center, the Historic Salem Courthouse, as well as Open Studios Tour of Washington County. He will have a solo exhibit at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls from April 7 through June 23, 2019.
More of Jacob’s art can be seen on his website www.jacobhoustonart.com .