American Impressionist Oil Painter

Adam Houston is a Watkinsville, GA-based artist specializing in American Impressionism. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding Southern landscape, he primarily works with oils, producing both studio and Plein air pieces. Since acquiring his first set of paints in 1993, Adam has been dedicated to capturing the natural beauty around him.

Holding a BFA in art from the University of Georgia, Adam’s formal training provided a solid foundation for his artistic expression. He further honed his skills by studying with renowned artists like Barbara Jaenicke, David Boyd, Richard Oversmith, and Claudia Rilling. Transitioning from a successful 25-year career in graphic design to full-time painting in 2024, Adam brings a unique perspective to his art, influenced by his diverse professional background.

Adam’s work is deeply inspired by 19th-century Impressionist masters such as Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, and Willard Metcalf. He endeavors to channel their spirit, creating pieces that capture the transcendent qualities of the landscape and establish a deep connection between the viewer and the natural world.

An associate member of the American Impressionist Society and the Oil Painters of America, Adam actively participates in the art community. He frequently engages in Plein Air events across the Southeast.

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