Deryk Houston

Artist in Victoria, BC. Canada

Please visit my Patreon Site: www.patreon.com/derykhouston and read my postings to learn more about my approach to art.

Happening



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


WOODWYNN PEACE GARDEN
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.



GALLERIES
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.




EXHIBITIONS

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







While My Guitar Gently Weeps

gentlyweeps

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“Gently Weeps”
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Size: 24″X36″

Story:  George Harrison  was thinking about the Chinese I Ching, the
Book of Changes… The Eastern concept is that whatever happens is all
meant to be, and that there’s no such thing as coincidence – every
little item that’s going down has a purpose.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps was a simple study based on that theory. He
decided to write a song based on the first thing he saw upon opening any
book – as it would be a relative to that moment, at that time. He picked
up a book at random, opened it, saw ‘gently weeps’, then laid the book
down again and started the song.

I have used that idea in several of the paintings in this series and
will likely continue doing so.

You can view a 3 minute video about changing our world one corner at a time. “Gently Weeps”
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Size: 24″X36″

Story:  George Harrison  was thinking about the Chinese I Ching, the
Book of Changes… The Eastern concept is that whatever happens is all
meant to be, and that there’s no such thing as coincidence – every
little item that’s going down has a purpose.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps was a simple study based on that theory. He
decided to write a song based on the first thing he saw upon opening any
book – as it would be a relative to that moment, at that time. He picked
up a book at random, opened it, saw ‘gently weeps’, then laid the book
down again and started the song.

I have used that idea in several of the paintings in this series and
will likely continue doing so.

3 minute video shows me painting …..and  “Changing our world one corner at a time”   https://youtu.be/Bm5DIIpYmAE

Lyrics
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/george+harrison/while+my+guitar+gently+weeps_20059136.html

Youtubes of the song

1968 version remastered:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biVJgIW8k_o

Live version from 1992 with George Harrison and Eric Clapton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezd7fRvJgtc

Eric Clapton version from “Concert for George” 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj4J6i_vw0w

Lyrics
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/g/george+harrison/while+my+guitar+gently+weeps_20059136.html

Youtubes of the song

1968 version remastered:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biVJgIW8k_o

Live version from 1992 with George Harrison and Eric Clapton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezd7fRvJgtc

Eric Clapton version from “Concert for George” 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj4J6i_vw0w

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