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

Peace on earth …Art Project with bed sheets

I would like to create an exciting, colourfull art project on the breakwater here in Victoria BC.
The idea would be to dye dozens of simple cotton, white bed sheets in a gorgeous saffron yellow and let the wind billow them out and flutter like laundry …….perhaps held by poles or rope….. with the help of as many people as I can encourage to join me. I need at least one hundred bed sheets….and one hundred people out on the breakwater.
I don’t have a date set yet. That would depend on the response I get from people. But I would like it to happen by the late spring of 2011. There is always a nice breeze blowing on the breakwater here in Victoria. The breakwater is where the cruise ships come in. Perhaps we could arrange to aim for the first 2011 arrival of the cruise ship. Just an idea.
If you feel that you would like to help in this project, please contact me at or call me at 250 884 6828.
I will start collecting the plain white bed sheets right away and begin the colourful dying process as I receive them. You can send your white bed sheets, with no pattern on them, to 1016 verrinder avenue Victoria BC V8S 3T7 Canada.
I believe that this art project for peace will help inspire a beautiful lasting image of how glorious our world could be.
Thank you.
Deryk Houston
250 884 6828

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