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

Woodwynn Peace Garden – changing one corner of our world at a time.

It has been quite some time since I stood inside the blackened interior of the Ameriyah bomb shelter in Baghdad, Iraq. It was a difficult time for me. Probably the most difficult time in my life.
People that I have spoken to have always said that they feel helpless to bring about change in our world. It seems that anything we can do is not going to make any difference. And where do you start?
I have always turned to my art because it works for me on so many levels and allows me to share my feelings with others.
For the past three years I have been working on creating the Woodwynn Peace Garden. It is a one acre site on a two hundred acre farm. Woodwynn farms is a therapeutic farm for the homeless and I thought it would be an excellent place to change one corner of our world at a time.
Over the three year period of planing and construction, It went from a tangled overgrown site to what I hope is a place of beauty.
The photo shows my daughter Amy playing her cello just as the sun rises on New Years day of 2016.
I can’t imagine a better joy than what we experienced as we heard the music rise with the sun.

You can watch a 3 minute video of Amy playing her cello in the Peace Garden

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