Shirley Briggs Houx 

Daughter of an artist and with an excellent art teacher in high school, Shirley Houx learned the basics of drawing and painting at an early age. She 

has been drawing and painting ever since. After raising her family, she continued her formal art education at the University of Science and Art of 

Oklahoma where she graduated with honors and a professional degree in 1988. 


Preferring to paint from life, Houx loves the immediacy of painting on location. "Plein aire" painting increases your ability to work quickly and 

capture the essence of the moment," she says. The resulting spontaneity and freshness in her landscapes is echoed in her still lifes and portraits.