Houle studied art at Plymouth State College and in 1998 was awarded his degree in Fine Arts in Painting. Now, he lives in Augusta with his family and has spent the last 25 years around New England. All the while trying to establish himself as a New England artist. Much of Houle's work focuses on architecture; he is "drawn to the charm and nostalgia around old homes and barns, store fronts, and light houses." His interest in this as a subject gives him the unique ability to turn, what seems to be a mundane scene, into a masterpiece.