Dan Houston, formerly of New York City, was transplanted to Houston, Texas more than 30 years ago and has been a proud Houston resident ever since. A Mecca for artistry and fine art Houston was the ideal place to cultivate his love for art., which he developed as a small child, creating his first masterpiece with crayon on brown bag…and his mother’s walls.
Houston’s natural artistic talents were nurtured at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and Cooper Union School of Art. Since that time his unique art has been showcases at the countless galleries around the country. The art of Dan Houston is easily identifiable and distinct for his trademark use of courageous, contrasting colors as described by aficionados as “fearless” and “bold”. When these very striking colors are combined with passionate brush strokes, Houston’s abstract artistry gives the viewer a sense of strength and empowerment. His artistry ranged from realism to sculpture to the abstract, Houston chose to pour his professional focus into abstract art, noting that he could express his feelings and ideas more passionately through the abstract than he could through realism. Most of Houston’s artistry is acrylic on paper and acrylic on Masonite wood. When he sets the creative atmosphere with the cool tunes of jazz legends in his studio, his innermost thoughts and ideas come to life on canvas-he even daydreams in Technicolor. His music of choice is jazz, which he hears in color.
Houston’s works decorate the private collection walls of such upscale Houston landmarks as Marathon Oil Company and Cantoni Furniture, as well as individuals and art galleries throughout the greater Houston area. Dan has relocated to Sarasota, Florida where he will be creating and exhibiting his work.