Deryk Houston

Artist in Victoria, BC. Canada

The National Film Board of Canada: Featured Deryk Houston in the documentary, “From Baghdad to Peace Country”   http://www.nfb.ca/film/from_baghdad_to_peace_country/

His work is in the permanent collection of the Canadian war Museum in Ottawa. (On the recommendation of the National Gallery of Canada)

He represented the city of Vancouver, BC., in a solo exhibition of his work in the former Soviet Union.

 

Happening



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


WOODWYNN PEACE GARDEN
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 BC Canada.
And the Greater Victoria Art Gallery rental program.

“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…..at 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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