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



click on image to make larger:

Title: “Revolution”
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Size: 24″X36″

Story: I consider myself a revolutionary in that I believe that art can
bring about political change. John Lennon certainly believed in that idea.

But it is never simple. Change can bring about unexpected consequences.

I have included a quote on the surface of my painting, made popular by
the physicist, Richard Feynman. He heard it from a monk. “Every man is
given a key to heaven. The same key fits the gates to hell”.

I just love those words of wisdom.

The same nuclear knowledge can cure cancer or it can create a nuclear
bomb with the ability to destroy us all.

We are certainly capable of doing both and I find that interesting.

3 minute video “Changing our world one corner at a timeĀ


Youtubes of the song:

Performed on David Frost show 1968:

Beatles demo version:

An acoustic version

Revolution 2 (the Beatles Shooby-doo version)

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