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







Lady Madonna

ladymadonna

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“Lady Madonna”
medium: acrylic on canvas
Size: 24″X36″

Story: Lady Madonna is one of those songs that resonates with my
childhood. When I read the book, Angela’s Ashes, I related to the kind
of poverty depicted in that story. We moved all the time. My parents
worked hard and did their best but they were always struggling to pay
the rent. That’s why we had to move so many times.

When I saw the music for this song,  I saw the basic lines of the sheet
music as a calendar and so I marked “Rent” on the first day of the month.

I also liked the idea of including a round fertile shape in the design of the work because
children are born and getting under the feet of mothers all the time.

3 minute video “Changing our world one corner at a time”   https://youtu.be/Bm5DIIpYmAE
Lyrics
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/beatles/lady+madonna_20014569.html

Youtubes of the song:

Portion of the original from 1968
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-6JUJFFYJI

Paul McCartney performs it live with his band Wings (1970s band)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsp-bsOfllQ

Excellent cover by Fats Domino, whose style was an inspiration for the song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1OdbPpvFYg
http://musiccourtblog.com/2011/09/22/lady-madonna-from-fats-to-mccartney-to-fats/

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