Jimmy Houston studied film and animation at the University of Texas at Austin. He developed a love for classic animation and the use of cartoon to communicate a broader emotional meaning and universal charm. His fine art characters bring the viewer into a world of imagination while reminding them of parts of themselves.
Jimmy is deeply inspired by the found and used fragments of society, as is reflected in his work. He employs a range of mixed-media techniques. Acrylic paint, repurposed fabrics, paper and collage elements are sculpted into an emotive strata of layers in each piece.
His creativity is multidisciplinary, including painting, illustration, large-scale murals and video production.
Above all, he is a visual storyteller.
Jimmy lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife and son.
His works have been exhibited throughout the city and sold internationally.