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 showcased at 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 striking colors are combined with passionate brush strokes, Houston’s abstract art gives the viewer a sense of strength and empowerment.
Though varied in his artistry, ranging 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 works are acrylic on canvas, paper, or 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 daydreams in technicolor.