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

“Victoria Art Gateway”

Victoria Art Gateway is a new online art magazine and has been set up to tap into the “Cognitive Surplus” of artists and like-minded people in the Victoria BC area.

Our hope is that people in the world of art will be excited to share their stories and expertise with others for the simple reward […]

Victoria City Taxes …..and cities across Canada

Letter to the Editor: City Taxes

It is discouraging to hear our city leaders suggest that the salvation to our tax problems might be to encourage a casino in the heart of our city. I would much rather see a plan where our leaders join together and make it clear to our federal government that […]

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 […]

Johnson Street Bridge…… “Kiss the Bridge”…this SUNDAY at NOON

The Johnson street, save the bridge group, has embraced my idea of creating a simple art project on the Johnson street Bridge in Victoria.BC. We have arranged a permit with the generous help of the city of Victoria. Our plan is to use the little park beside the bridge on the city side as a […]


On February 14th, 2010,(Next Valentines Day) I am inviting as many crazy, romantic people as possible to “Kiss the Blue Bridge” with a thousand or more helium filled balloons next valentines day. I would like to encourage everyone interested, to arrive by Kayak, small boat, or on foot at 9:00am. around and under the Johnstone […]