Deryk Houston

Artist in Victoria, BC. Canada

Please visit my Patreon Site: and read my postings to learn more about my approach to art.


Deryk at Ogden Point, Victoria, BC. (photo by Elizabeth)

From 2013 to the present, a main project has been the Woodwynn Peace Garden at Woodwynn Farms, a therapeutic community for the homeless. The Peace Garden includes a labyrinth with herbs, fruits and vegetables incorporated.

I am currently featured at Art Works Gallery in Vancouver as well as Sooke Harbour House and my wife Elizabeth has her glass-on-glass mosaics there too.

and I also have work available at Merridale Cider and the Avens Gallery in Canmore Alberta.


The "Love" show - a series of paintings inspired by Cirque du Soleil and the Beatles, opened in Vancouver on Feb 12, 2016 at Art Works Gallery
(604) 688-3301
and continued till March 6, 2016


DERYK HOUSTON – at work in Studio in Victoria BC Canada



Mailboxes: (NEW item) Custom – mailboxes!



Size: 6″ deep X 17″ long x 9″tall (dimensions of the actual mail box section. The little houses make it taller.)

The front half opens up by pulling on the steel knob handle.

“Spirit Bear” by Deryk Houston



Price:$1,900.00 retail (Mounted on deep stretcher bars no frame required.)

The Spirit Bear is a white black bear found in British Columbia. Research indicates that it’s light colour gives it an advantage over the black bear for catching fish during daylight hours.


 “Changing Our World One Corner At a Time” 


Title: “Black Bear

I’ve been working on a new series of work related to wildlife here in BC.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 30″X 30″ ( Mounted on deep stretcher bars with no frame required)

Price: $2,900.00


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Title: Elk

Medium:acrylic on canvas (mounted on deep stretcher bars with no frame required)


Price:$1,200.00 retail



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Title: “Imagine”

Size: 36″X60″

Price: $4,900.00

Acrylic on canvas.

Inspired by John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

This song hits the bullseye in every way for people around the world who believe in the idea of Peace. I feel this song points to possible alternatives to creating a better world. Lennon didn’t always stick to the right path or say the right things. He made mistakes like all human being do. But this song is a start and it gives many of us hope that their is an answer to some of the difficulties facing countries in conflict.



Title: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”

Another one of my favourite songs. Lot’s of words written on the meaning of this one. Trying to know the actual truth is difficult to figure out. I go with what Paul said it was about.


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$2,400.00 (SOLD)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas



Title:”Lady Madonna”

Another one of my favourites. Ha Ha…..I love all the Beatles!

In this painting I have laid the music notes onto the surface of the canvas in a loose way. I’ve also loosly wrote the dates of the calendar down as well with the first of the month when the rent is always due. The struggle of trying to make ends meet with children under your feet.


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Price: $2,500.00 (SOLD)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas


Title: Yeah Yeah Yeah

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36″X72″ (three panels


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Price:$4,900.00 (SOLD)

This piece references Eleanor Rigby and some of the early songs by the Beatles as they burst onto the music scene. (It’s interesting to also think of the lonely people who might have wandered the streets after losing friends and loved ones during the war.)


This is the third piece inspired by the Beatles, LOVE, cirque du soleil show in Vegas.

Title: “The Beatles”



This is when the Beatles burst onto the scene and changed the world of music. Everyone went mad when they played.


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Title: Mr.Kite



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I am interested in how artists get inspiration and I like how John Lennon bounced ideas off an old circus poster he found in a shop. In this series I have gone with that idea. If an association leaps into my brain I just go with it and include it into the work. Sort of like “Going with the force”:)


Title: Into the Light of the Dark Black Night



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Price:$4,900.00 (SOLD)

These words are beautiful to me. “Into the Light of the Dark Black Night”. A blackbird flies just above the horizon in the piece if you look closely.

When I was a little boy, I would go for walks across the fields in Scotland and delight in collecting black feathers. They seemed so black and perfectly designed in their beauty. I suppose that it why this song stirs past emotions and memories for me.


Title: “Revolution”

Another one of my favourite songs. I included the words told by Richard Feynman, (actually a proverb of the Buddhist religion) “To Every man is given a key to heaven. The same key opens the gates to hell.”

It is easy to say it is time for a revolution but there is good and evil in all of us. How we make choices is always difficult.


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Price: $2,300.00

Medium:Acrylic on canvas


If you would like to be on the list for the opportunity to pre purchase one of these exclusive paintings, please contact ARTWORKS GALLERY in Vancouver. (604) 688-3301

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