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

“Gnik Nus”


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“Gnik Nus”
Medium: acrylic on canvas
size: 12″X36″

Story: Gnik Nus is “Sun King” in reverse. It is a song written primarily
by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon–McCartney and recorded by the
Beatles for their 1969 album, Abbey Road. An instrumental section of
“Sun King” was also used at the end of the track “Octopus’s Garden” on
the compilation.

They originally were going to title it “Here comes the Sun King” but
shortened it to “Sun King” instead to avoid confusion over their
previous song, “Here Comes the Sun”.

I really liked the sound of it played in reverse. They also enjoyed
throwing in silly stuff into their music to throw off intellectuals. I
like that idea also because I can’t stand authority.

3 minute video “Changing our World one corner at a time”. Shows me painting.

Lyrics (not reversed!)

Youtubes of the song

“Gnik Nus” The “Love” Cirque du Soleil version

Rehearsal quality “Sun King” from 1969 version

“Love” version re-reversed so you can hear the words

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