Deryk Houston

Artist in Victoria, BC. Canada

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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

“Sanctuary of Peace”

“Sanctuary of Peace” is a twenty three foot stainless steel sculpture designed and completed by my son Samuel and I. We designed it for exhibition at the city of Sidney BC. It will be installed for one year. This sculpture tested the limits of what we can build in the simple workshop in our […]

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 […]

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 […]

The USS New York…..

I see that the USS New York battleship has entered New York Harbor and given a twenty one gun salute near the site of 911. This battleship was constructed using some of the steel from the twin towers. I honestly can’t imagine a worse use for the steel from the towers or for the memory […]