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

PeaceGarden Skills Development Therapeutic Community

Therapeutic Community for people with addictions and homelessness. […]

Eclectic Gallery show March 26th – May 4th

Title: “Elizabeth at Point No Point” Medium:Acrylic on canvas Size: 30″X40″ Price:$3,500.00 (Mounted on deepstretcher bars, no frame required)

For many years, we have enjoyed staying at Point No Point resort just a few miles south of Victoria BC.

Elizabeth used to go there with her mom and dad when she was very young […]


“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 […]

Blackbirds Rise Across the Fields

Blackbirds Rise Across the Fields

This is a guest post by Elizabeth (Deryk’s wife) to add her own story about Deryk painting out in the fields.

”Blackbirds Rise Across the Fields” is a painting that captures one of the many moods of Vancouver Island’s farmland. I believe that Deryk was drawn to a […]

Auction of artwork

Auction of “New Generation” 11″X 36″ acrylic on canvas.

I have started an auction on my painting “Next Generation”, on e Bay as another way to market my art. I believe that galleries are a good way to buy art and I always direct people as best I can to the galleries that […]


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 […]

children’s rights

World Congress on Family Law and children’s Rights are holding the Fifth World Congress, “Children caught in Conflict”…23-26 August 2009, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. One of the points that caught my eye was that they are “proudly not just a “talk fest”. And I believe in that idea myself completely. The organization has been presented […]