i have 2 canvas pieces from him, plus a couple of prints. would love to add more in the future.
he doesn't have a website, so it can be a bit awkard trying to keep up with his shows.
he had a show a mk gallery earlier this year - i tried to buy another piece, but as ever my emails to the gallery were ignored. mk is by far the most ignorant set of gallery folks i have ever come across - i can't believe they ignore people that are actually trying to patronise the gallery. i've heard similar things from other folks also, so i think i'm not alone...
LOVE his stuff! Have always wanted one of his "aggregate" pieces bad. Was inches away from pulling trigger at his MK Gallery show not too long ago. But hesitated and the piece ended up selling. The only discouraging observation about this new work, along with all his previous shows, is everything is the same. Sure, one could argue that it's his style etc. But I'm sure he could find a way to incorporate different sections/themes rather than always painting his octopus or the wave and other reoccurring elements. Maybe the above aggregate pieces isn't new and was shown in the MK exhibit. Or maybe it's just what Houser does and mixes and matches his little pieces and phrases. I suppose I shouldn't expect any progression or deviation from the norm, as this is what he is known for. But he has definitely hit a plateau of sorts with his artistic expression. That said, I'd still love to add one of his complex, amalgam paintings to the collection. It might be nice to know that once you've got one, you can be satiated and won't desire another. I haven't experienced that feeling in a while.
Jim's always been a big favourite of mine. This show looks excellent. I enjoyed seeing the hidden textures and liked the fact that he changed things up a bit with the scale and 'in piece' installation.