WOODWYNN PEACE GARDEN by Deryk Houston and  Elizabeth Wellburn – in co operation with Woodwynn Farms, a therapeutic community for the homeless.


The above photo shows the labyrinth in early morning light. (Hay has been spread over the beds to protect the bare soil. 500 edible sage plants and 250 lavender plants will be planted in the spring.

Ongoing progress and photos on this project’s stages:   http://www.twoglassyladies.ca/peacesanctuary/?page_id=43


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



Title” It is all about the Seeds”

Size:30″X30″ mounted on deep stretcher bars with no frame required.

Price:$2,900.00 (Now available through “The Avens Gallery” in Canmore Alberta. (403) 678-4471)

Elizabeth and I spotted this field of sunflowers on our way to Woodwynn Farms where we are creating our Peace Garden.  As I’ve said before….all my work is focused in one way or another… on things fertile and the  generations to come.



Title: “John Lennon”

The first panel shows John as a young school boy. The middle panel shows a sampling of 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.)



“British Columbia”


$5,000.00 (SOLD)




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  The Avens Gallery, in Canmore, Alberta.(403) 678-4471)

-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 but does not need frame)  (SOLD)

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.


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 sculpture, Gates of Opportunity” which was  recently donated to The Peace Sanctuary Sculpture Park Society by  the city of Nanaimo, and the Nanaimo Art Gallery,BC.

The sculpture was moved onto the site of the Woodwynn Peace Garden.

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

Material: Rusted steel with chrome plated points
Value: $20,000.00


Sculpture below: “Sanctuary of Peace”  Woodwynn Peace Garden, BC

scentersculpt“Sanctuary of Peace”  23feet tall by thirty six inches at the base.

This new sculpture has  been installed in the centre of the Woodwynn Peace Garden, in central Sannich, BC., Canada.
The stainless steel sculpture is a collaborative effort by both of us, but on this one I have to give Samuel most of the credit for the design.

Value: $20,000.00



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
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