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.



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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 time


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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