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

“Beautiful Soft Folds”


My painting, “Beautiful Soft Folds” , is not about flowers. Not really.
If it were about flowers, then I would know if they are tulips or roses. But I’m not sure what they are. I actually see it more as an abstract…… it is about the lines, patterns and colour and internal emotions. It is about sensuality. A fertile place. Beautiful soft folds.
And so it plays into the larger view of my work in the sense that I want to see our world flourish. I want our world to be what we make it and not the way it is at times. (I love Carl Sagan’s “Contact”)
And so I seek out things that are full of life and potential. The wriggly stems could be seen as veins full of life on the surface of our skin. People would likely not think of these things directly when they view the work but if they find the painting interesting and are drawn to it, then I suspect that they are subconsciously picking up those ideas in their head.

Available at Sooke Harbour House, BC Canada

Title: “Beautiful Soft Folds”

Size: 24″X30″

Price: $2,000.00 framed

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