Barbara Houston: Under the Same Sky

June 2023

Born in Saskatchewan, Houston was influenced by Modernist Art and landscape painting as expression of people and place, community and belonging. Leaving the Prairies, she studied at Parson’s School of Design in New York City and holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba. Leading her award winning design firm based in Vancouver for twenty years, she gathered momentum, collecting skills and observations to create space and discover opportunity.


Houston’s full time creative practice in Newfoundland was the culmination of a cross country journey, arriving in Bonavista in 2019, and establishing Barbara Houston Art Studio.


Under the Same Sky continue at Christina Parker Gallery until June 30.
(Images: Water’s Edge,Acrylic, archival ink on Belgian linen, 20 × 20″, 2022; Under the Same Sky,Acrylic, archival ink, Japanese graphite on raw Belgian linen, VERSO, 48″ diameter, 2023; Inland Pond, 50km,Acrylic, archival ink on Belgian linen, 32 × 20″ 2023 – courtesy Christina Parker Gallery.)

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