Deryk at Woodwynn Farms (Peace sanctuary/sculpture park/Labyrinth project

Ongoing progress on this project:   http://www.twoglassyladies.ca/peacesanctuary/?page_id=43


Dear Deryk ………”The idea of the line drawing on the ground, in particular, is a model that could really change history, I think”…… Dr. Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In reference to Deryk Houston’s Peace Sanctuary earthen work project.



Title: “John Lennon”

The first panel shows John as a young school boy. The middle panel shows his lyrics. The last panel shows the Dacota building in New York. The Catcher in the Rye was the name of the book the killer quietly read while waiting to be arrested.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas (Deep stretcher bars with no frame suggested)

Size:24″X72″ (Three canvases bolted together)

Price:$5,000.00 (Painting is at My Studio, but please call Artworks Gallery, Vancouver, ph. 604-688-3301  or  toll free. 1-800-663-0341  if you are interested in purchasing this work. Tell them that you saw it on my web page.)


Title: “British Columbia Coastline”  - shown below.

Size:48″X60″ Mounted on deep stretcher bars with no frame needed.

Price:$5,000.00 retail.



The municipality of Oak Bay Avenue PIANO PROJECT (organized by Barbara Adams)


Title: “Imagine”

I had a lot of fun working on this piano. The thinking behind this project can be read at   http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=2658

If you are in Victoria in July and August, and come across this piano at the end of Oliver Street on Beach Drive, please feel free to play some music.

The Eclectic gallery on oak bay avenue represents my paintings. John and Vijaya support the arts tremendously and I love them for that.


Title: “Fields”


18″X24″             $1,700.00 (SOLD)



Black Tusk:

Black Tusk painting

Title: “Black tusk”  (Available at Artworks Gallery in Vancouver ph. 604-688-3301  or  toll free. 1-800-663-0341 )

Size: 31″X60″

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

Price: $5,000.00 retail  (Giclees are available for $1,000.00 unframed)



Title: “Orchard”  (Available at Eclectic Gallery in Victoria BC.)  250 590 8095

-Size: 30″X30″

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Price: $2,900.00 retail (Framed)



Title: “West Coast Power”

Medium:Acrylic on canvas


Price:$3,600.00 retail (mounted on deep stretcher bars with no frame needed)  (Available at Sooke Harbour House)


islandparadise copy

Title: “Island Paradise”

Medium: Acrylic on canvas


Price: $1,900.00 (mounted on deep stretcher bars with no frame required)



Title: Island Paradise: (Available at Artworks Gallery in Vancouver ph. 604-688-3301  or  toll free. 1-800-663-0341 )

Size: 24″X30″  acrylic on canvas (deep stretcher bars with no frame required)

Price: $1,900.00 retail



Title: “Point No Point”  ( Point no Point, Vancouver Island, B.C., south of Sooke )

Medium:Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36″X36″ (Mounted on deep strecher bars with no frame required )

Price: $3,600.00 (Unframed)

Point No Point is an amazing little resort. It is set on a cliff overlooking the west coast ocean of Vancouver Island. It goes back a long time. One feels like you are in an Agatha Christie mystery novel. There is nothing like it anywhere. The people who own the place keep it imaculate and it is very special.



Title: “Elk”

Medium:Acrylic on Canvas


Price: $1,700.00 framed (Available at The Avens Gallery in Canmore Alberta, Canada.  (403) 678-4471




Title: “Cobble Cottage”   (House On Monterey avenue, Victoria BC

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size:24″X32″ (Frames out to 35″X47″)

Price: $2,100.00 (SOLD)

I love this little house. It has been under renovation for some time. The house was already a beautiful and charming little house and yet the addition has been done in a careful way without sacrificing any of the original charactor.  My hats off to the owners and the builders who carried out the work. A job well done.


This painting went to a wonderful family as well. I often do not get to meet the people who buy my work. But this was one of those times when I was able to sit down and have  a cup of tea and get to know them. I felt like I had known them all my life. Just very nice grounded people.


Houston’s sculpture is created for large public spaces as well as for indoor display. Working with his son, Samuel Houston, artistic and welding skills combine to create beautiful pieces.

The image below is of our new sculpture recently awarded by  the city of Nanaimo, BC.

It is set in McGregor Park in Nanaimo.

Title: “Gates of Opportunity
Height: 12 ft. X 20 inches depth. (Set three feet apart)

Material: Rusted steel with chrome plated points
Price: (sold)


Sculpture below: “Sanctuary of Peace” Sidney BC

Stainless Steel

23feet tall by thirty inches at the base aprox.

This new scupture has  been installed in Sidney, BC., Canada., where it will be on exhibit for two years. (we expect to then move it to the Peace Sanctuary Sculpture Park.)
It sits at the end of Beacon avenue down by the water.
The sculpture is twenty three feet tall and is made of stainless steel.
It is a collaborative effort by both of us but on this one I have to give Samuel most of the credit for the design.

Price: $20,000.00

You can read more about this new piece at my blog page http://www.derykhouston.com/?page_id=163



An installation of bedsheets in the interior of British Columbia, Canada



“Seeking Peace”
Link for more information http://www.derykhouston.com/?page_id=1556
Information featured at the Baghdad Art Centre, Iraq, in Arabic, is available at: http://www.dofarts.net/view.229/


Contact Deryk Houston derykhouston@shaw.ca
250 598 9908
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