Deryk Houston

Artist in Victoria, BC. Canada

Please visit my Patreon Site: www.patreon.com/derykhouston and read my postings to learn more about my approach to art.

Happening



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


WOODWYNN PEACE GARDEN
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.



GALLERIES
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.




EXHIBITIONS

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







PeaceGarden Skills Development Therapeutic Community

Therapeutic Community for people with addictions and homelessness. […]

Art Community and Therapeutic Farm in New Brunswick, Canada

Art Community and Farming becomes the Therapy.

We are looking for like-minded people to create an Artist retreat and therapeutic farming community for New Brunswick. Would you like to be involved? Mahatma Gandhi said “The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” We have spent […]

Deryk Houston – The Mad Hatter

Thank you Art Works Gallery!

The “LOVE” opening reception and fund raiser on February 12th was fantastic. It was fun to dress in costume for this very special event. We were very fortunate to have the very talented “Tiny Islands” trio with our daughter Amy Hall on cello, playing Beatles’ songs live. We raised money […]

Imagine again

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Title:Imagine Again

Size: 12″X36″

Price: $1,000.00

Story: Imagine, by John Lennon is an iconic song for me. Our world hasn’t learned how to make peace.

Our best leaders continue to try and bomb people into submission in the hope that we can own the whole pie. The idea […]

LOVE

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Title:All you need is LOVE

Size: 12″X36″

Price: $1,000.00

Story: I’ve mixed up the words from one line in the lyrics “Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung”. I liked how the Beatles often jumbled things up just to be silly.

All You Need is Love

Listen […]

Sgt Pepper

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Title: Sgt. Pepper

Medium:Acrylic on canvas

Size: 12″X36″

Price:$1,000.00

Story: I was thinking uniform and buttons. I always liked the way Rembrandt painted the buttons on peoples jackets. At a distance they appeared shiny, polished and detailed looking buttons, but when you look at the brush strokes of […]

Eleanor Rigby

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Title:Eleanor Rigby

Medium:Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24″X36″

Price: $2,000.00

We created a short 3 minute video of my daughter Amy playing cello in the Woodwynn Peace Garden.

You can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm5DIIpYmAE

It was a very cold morning at sunrise and Amy played Eleanor Rigby on her cello. […]

Here Comes the Sun

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Title:Here comes the sun

Medium:Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24″X36″

Price:$2,000.00

This is George Harrison’s song and apparently he composed it on a day he escaped from one of those boring business meetings of the Beatles. It is a positive song but it also has a dark side. Or at least […]

“IMAGINE”

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Title: Imagine

inspired by John Lennon’s “Imagine”.

Exhibiton “LOVE”, at Art Works Gallery in Vancouver, BC., Feb 12th, 2016

Story: This song hits the bullseye in every way for people around the world who believe in the idea of Peace. I feel it points to possible alternatives to creating […]

Octopus’s Garden

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Octopus’s Garden Size:24″X36″ Medium: acrylic on canvas

Story: Everyone just loves this song by Ringo and so do I. Once again I was interested in the back story of how Ringo came up with the idea in the first place. Apparently he needed to get away from the hum […]