Recognized as an inventive and versatile artist and for his expressive paintings of nature and cityscapes, theater set designs and mixed media sculpture. Exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the Northeast US and in Rome, Italy.


'Houck paints what he sees but tempers it with an innovative, thinking point of view. And it would appear sometimes that beauty is fleeting; it has to find you instead. In his search for the contemporary landscape, he seeks out those moments of beauty with a sharp eye....'

Review by Ron Schira, Oct. 2006, Reading Eagle Correspondent on the 'Spring and Autumn Series' Fromm Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Reading.

'His work has a pleasing and unsettling play between recognizable patterns and flat abstracted shapes, and raises immediate questions about space and depth. Looking at them, I was reminded of looking into a puddle underneath a large tree, and reveling in the initial confusion of where the reflection began, and the puddle stopped, and vice-versa.'

P. Timothy Gierschick II, January 03, 2006


Adjunct Professor, Arts Dept., Alvernia University, Reading, PA

Studio Artist, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA, 2005-2013

Studio Artist, DNA Studio Gallery, Manhattan, NY, 1999-2003

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

Student, Temple University, Rome Campus