Jacob Houston is a relative new comer to the field of art, but as a graduating high school senior, he has already made quite an impact. With feature articles in the Albany Times Union, Hill Country Observer, and the Williamstown, Massachusetts hometown paper, Jake’s name is becoming more well known all the time.
Jake is known for the perspective that he takes in his paintings, frequently from a vantage point above the subject. His subjects are as varied as country scenes, life 150 years ago, cityscapes, portraits, and landmarks such as Times Square, Notre Dame, and the Capital Building. With his favorite medium being acrylic, his paintings are vivid and detailed, captivating the viewer’s eye.
Besides being a talented artist, Jake is proud that he is able to use his art to contribute to his community whether by donating prints for charity auctions, doing face painting at fund raisers, painting a store front window for the local “Paint the Town Purple” fight cancer campaign, or creating a logo for a local children’s summer program.
Jacob has had the opportunity to display his work at several solo exhibits, including the Greenwich Library and the Milne Library in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Returning to the wonderful setting at Gallery 668 this summer is a real thrill for him.