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

“Gonzales Bay”

“Gonzales Bay” was painted above the bay on a windy day. It was kind of cool, and uncomfortable….. but I enjoy working on location when I can. Sometimes the wind forces you to move the brushes and paint quickly and the result is a painting with tons of energy. It is impossible to fuss over details with the threat of rain hanging in the background. I just love the resulting simplicity of the painting. I don;t use an easel when I paint outdoors. I like the canvas sitting on my lap or on the ground for the bigger pieces. It encourages a distortion in the shapes and lines. The more rigid the setup …the more rigid the end result… least that is the way it works for me.
Title:”Gonzalez Bay”
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 11″X14″
Price: $950.00

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