Deryk Houston

Artist in Victoria, BC. Canada

The National Film Board of Canada: Featured Deryk Houston in the documentary, “From Baghdad to Peace Country”

His work is in the permanent collection of the Canadian war Museum in Ottawa. (On the recommendation of the National Gallery of Canada)

He represented the city of Vancouver, BC., in a solo exhibition of his work in the former Soviet Union.



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

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 BC Canada.
And the Greater Victoria Art Gallery rental program.

Strawberry Fields Forever


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

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”


Youtubes of the song:

Beatles version 1967

Sergeant Pepper costumes version:

Across the Universe version 2007:

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