John Houle has an extensive background in several mediums. He won his first regional award in second grade using oils. John continued to win regional awards in oils through college. He studied under Jaccques Rommel at Central Connecticut State College and has exhibited with the Old Lyme and Clinton Art leagues as well as the Stratford art league. He transitioned over to Pyrography, (woodburning) for the added challenge, and in this medium has continued to win many regional and best in show awards. Most notably, Houle was voted 3rd ranked traditional artist by his peers on the Fan art review in 2011. His latest award, 3rd place in the Glastonbury Fine arts fest in 2019. His work has appeared on the covers of “The Connecticut Craftsman magazine “, as well as the “Craft Digest “and “Pyrography” magazine. He has appeared on Channels 8 and several times on “Better Connecticut” and “Connecticut Style”. He has gallery representation from Cape Cod to Naples Florida and his work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut. Houle’s work is also on file with National Geographic.