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







Strawberry Fields Forever

strawberryfields

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“Strawberry Fields Forever”
Medium:acrylic on canvas
Size: 24″X36″

Story:
John Lennon loved to play in the garden of  Strawberry Fields when he
was a child. It was a Salvation Army school for children near his home
in Liverpool.  His mom used to chide him for going there and so he had
said it was “nothing to get hung about”.
The song brought back memories of the time my dad used to give us hell
for climbing up to the chimney pots on the roof of our little
whitewashed, stone house, in Scotland.
As a little boy I could’t resist the temptation and I never understood
what the big deal was all about.  And so I would climb up to the roof to
see where the smoke from our fireplace came out.
The painting concentrates on the image of the sign or plaque that hangs
on the gate post to Strawberry fields.
I thought it might be interesting to make the word, “forever”, look like
it was fading out.

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

Lyrics:
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/beatles/strawberry+fields+forever_10026540.html

Youtubes of the song:

Beatles version 1967
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsziB3cBGKI

Sergeant Pepper costumes version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51RUnAxqvp8

Across the Universe version 2007:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN9iogpzVhc

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