BARBARAHOUSTON ARTSTUDIO

art practice

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of incredible projects in both art, craft + design that have allowed me to grow + synthesize ideas, techniques + approach. 


Integral to my work is the landscape of people, place, community and belonging.


Materiality informs my place based conceptual work, informs my response to my environment and invites the viewer to look closely, draw on their own memories to establish place, familiar land/sea marks in and around Bonavista and Newfoundland.  


I hope you’ll enjoy viewing my work as much as I enjoyed creating it, reach out if you’d like to learn more, come by my artstudio in Bonavista, I am at work daily...


I am always available to talk (enthusiastically) about process, inspiration and techniques.

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST

Bonavista , NL

2018

Integral to my art practice is the landscape of people, place, community and belonging. Materials, raw Belgian linen, torrefied maple, Arches or aluminum, kelp and reclaimed materials, all are catalysts to composition, to materiality and to meaning.  


An unwavering commitment to shaping ideas whether in art, craft, design Houston works in her studio in Bonavista.

ARCHITECT/DESIGNER

1985

Head of a design office for 25 years, my background includes a Master of Architecture, a Bachelor of Environmental Studies as well as Fine Arts; our office created engaging, innovative solutions in the built environment; architecture, interiors, landscape, product + brand/identity. 

Our ability to cross over + through each of these disciplines both technically + aesthetically created insight + innovation.


for me, design is an everyday occurrence.

CREATIVE PERSON

1961-present

Grounded by the Prairies, I left to explore NYC + then the world. My professional career in architecture + design was full + there was a life longing to express myself through my art. My cross Canada trip gave me an opportunity to focus + return to art. I left everything on the west coast + arrived on the east coast; 

my genesis + my renaissance.


[Canada my salvation, Newfoundland my liberator]

 
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in the studio...

the joy in a piece of graphite, archival ink, the end of a treasured brush, those are the beginnings that come alive through the materials, its surface, texture, colour , waft/weft or grain.

 

BE IN TOUCH

Interested in learning more about what is in the Gallery or what I am working on in my ArtStudio or collaborating on an upcoming project? Feel free to reach out anytime, I would be more than happy to chat.

6 Fitzgerald's Lane + Church Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland  A0C 1B0, Canada

1+709 989 0239

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Paint Brushes

All painting is an accident. But it's also not an accident because one must select what part of the accident one chooses to preserve. 

Francis Bacon

 

1+709 989 0239

6 Fitzgerald's Lane + Church Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland  A0C 1B0, Canada

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