Welcome to Houston Carver Studio
As a painter I love to express myself through still-lifes. The everyday objects of our ‘domestic landscapes’ often establish connections to time, place and experience that can be uniquely individual and oddly universal at the same time. A personal iconography has evolved from objects that have imprinted me. These personal ‘effects’ trigger memories charged with a vast array of emotions. Universally familiar subjects are the visual vocabulary for narrative in my work, providing an approachable means to express intimate observations of human nature in a symbolic manner. Occasionally compelled to portray the beauty of a Texas sky, or portrait of a loved one, but always return to still-life.
“In order to get to something universal you must be very specific.” – Max Beckman
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “- Aristotle