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

“Springtime Renewal”

“Springtime Renewal” is about the potential that rests underground in the cool earth……waiting for the warm sunlight to help it burst out above ground. It is one of my favourite places near Victoria, B.C. to explore and paint. I also love to paint on large canvases and enjoy the bounce of the surface as I work the brush over the surface. I don’t stand back and look at the work which is the normal convention for working large. I see the shapes and textures in a very abstract sort of way first. I constantly screw up my eyes to look at the painting, the shapes, the values, the composition, the lights and darks.
The image or landscape is secondary to me. Certainly the location itself is not important to me in a real sense. Although as I said….I love that part of the world and sitting painting there. I don’t use an easel when I work outdoors any more. I just lay it flat or prop it up against a tree or rock. In general I like the sloppy approach and distorted way it unfolds. The more rigid one sets up…the more rigid becomes the painting… least it works that way for me. Everyone uses their own approach to creating their work.
I try to create a feeling of movement. A sense of fresh growth and fertility. I hope that you will agree with me that this painting does just that:)

Title:”Springtime Renewal”

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 48″X60″

Price: $4,200.00


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