Born in West Virginia, Houston had a very successful career in Boston as a graphic designer for 40 years, and has always had a good eye for design and attention to detail. Now 'retired', these skills honed over the years have proven delightfully transferable. Houston has a studio in Arlington MA, and works as a very talented watercolor painter. So far, he has produced over 300 paintings. At first sight, Houston's work is easily mistaken for a photograph!
Working often from images of the areas of Massachusetts best known and loved by the locals, and other spots that he discovers for himself, Houston's paintings take very many hours to produce and are truly a labor of love.
Houston's work is much sought after and is featured in many private collections throughout the USA.