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

“Occupy our streets…….bring about change”

For several years now, I have wanted to encourage young people to take to the streets and demand changes to the power structure of our governments. This movement is long over due. The Canadian government charges interest on a student loan to a man with mental illness…….students are burdened with massive debt trying to get […]

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 […]

Election issue …NEW Internet ruling.

Dear Mr. Prime minister Very few things effect people as much as access to information and education. One of the best tools for education in our country is the internet and I am aghast to hear that your government has approved restrictions on the internet by placing a meter on peoples internet. People are able […]

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 […]

Canada’s Harper government puppet of USA

The prime minister of Canada, Steven Harper, doesn’t have an original thought in his head. He clearly takes his cues from the US government on what to do and say. It is no surprise that he is going to drag Canada further into the sand pit of Afghanistan and waste further billions of dollars of […]

Afghanistan and Ultramarine Blue

Afghanistan and Ultramarine Blue

There is an ancient story about when God made the world he had bits of rubbish and broken parts left over. The jagged pieces would not fit anywhere else and so he just threw those down and that formed Afghanistan. When Alexander the Great led his Greek army into Afghanistan in […]

Ruben Navarrette Jr on CNN has it wrong

In an article by Ruben Naverrette Jr. on CNN dated Sept 4th, he tries to make the point that the world changed on Sept.11th 2001 and that the States had every right to mount a major attack on Afghanistan. It is my belief that the world did not change on that date. It just changed […]