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

My Blog…..Al Williams exhibition

Welcome to my art page. I would like you to know about Al Williams, an artist who has an exhibition at Collective Works Gallery in fernwood. (Victoria).   I have written a short article in the Vibe newspaper and thought I would share it with you here.. 

Fernwood artist, Al Williams, was born in 1948. He was the son of an air force mechanic. His dad was meticulous in his approach to repairing the complicated aircraft parts because peoples lives were at stake. You could say the same thing about Al when it comes to his painting.

He has been working quietly away in his studio for the past several months, slowly preparing for his one man exhibition at Collective Works Gallery in Fernwood.
His work is meticulous and he lays the paint onto the smooth surface using tiny brushes one stroke at a time. I have often joked with Al that I am going to buy him a big four inch brush for Christmas because, as a fellow artist, my painting method is to drip and splash all over a large canvas with complete abandon.
But another part of me is drawn with admiration and respect to his quiet, meditative, soft imagery.
Mr. Williams takes his work seriously and feels a need to remind us that our world needs care and attention if we want it to survive. He sometimes places objects like doors out of context on the beach. One might wonder what happened to the rest of the structure or just how safe is our land. He is fascinated with edges. His hand works overtime at keeping control of the tiny brush so that the paint doesn’t roll down the wrong side of the weave of the fine linen surface. It becomes a metaphor for the way Al views our fragile world.

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