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

Eclectic Gallery show March 26th – May 4th

Elizabeth at Point no Point

Title: “Elizabeth at Point No Point”
Medium:Acrylic on canvas
Size: 30″X40″
Price:$3,500.00 (Mounted on deepstretcher bars, no frame required)

For many years, we have enjoyed staying at Point No Point resort just a few miles south of Victoria BC.

Elizabeth used to go there with her mom and dad when she was very young and it was one of those places that always draws us back again and again with our own family. The trails down to the beach hold so many memories and it is still a joy every time we explore. It always changes. It is never the same. The seasons, the weather, the storms.

I have painted the same scenes many times but it is always a new experience for me each time. Ones style changes and one approaches it very differently each time. I remember driving my old 190SL mercedes down the little side road to our cabin and I created a watercouler painting in a fairly realistic style of the reflections of the trees and leaves across the cars body. It was just before my work moved into high realism. As the years went on, my work became much more looser. Not that one is better than the other really.It is just that I prefer to work faster and let the brushwork go. This has varied over the years. I have moved back and forth. But I think I like my loose work the best. Certainly it is the most fun and exciting as far as process is concerned.

Having said that….I still love some of my past works such as “Police Moterbike”, and “Gordon at Siwash Rock”.

I love the abstract in the brushwork. Just as I love Emily Carr’s sketches better than her completed studio works. I feel that the sketches have so much more energy and excitement. But that is just my opinion.

Anyway…… Point No Point has a special place in my world and it has inspired my work over the years in so many ways.

This scene of Elizabeth sitting in the chair hopefully expresses the cozyness and warmth of Point no point and it’s little cabins. The views outside of the glass windows are so beautiful and they are as much a part of the indoors as the indoors is part of the outdoors.

The cabins have no phones. There is no internet. One finds a place set in another time. There is no rush. No outside news of the world with it’s ongoing troubles. Just the crackle of the fire and the sounds of the waves crashing down on the rocks below.

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