LOVE

January 6, 2016

Fantastic drone footage and more — in this video that we made for Deryk’s upcoming “LOVE” exhibition at Art Works Gallery in Vancouver. Contact Deanna Geisheimer for more information (604) 688-3301

Hope that many of you will be able to attend. The opening is February 12, 2016.

We are super excited and thank Dale Clark for his drone photography, Amy Hall for her cello performance, Sam Houston for the sculptures as well as the sound tech work.

And of course, Deryk Houston and Richard Leblanc!

 

Oh yeah, I have helped out a bit too 🙂


Deryk Houston and Elizabeth Wellburn – artists at Sooke Harbour House

August 28, 2014

Sooke Harbour House is a very special place – on a beautiful beach, with a world class restaurant, it’s considered one of Canada’s leading resorts. 

So… Deryk and I are very pleased to once again be featured artists there! For the month of September, our show is called “Old Enough to Know Better!”

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This photo of the two of us on the lawn of the Empress in Victoria (during one of Deryk’s outdoor painting days) shows the birth of the title for our joint exhibition. We are old enough, but I’m not sure we know better.

Below are some of the pieces from the show – on view and on sale for the next few weeks. I didn’t get many good shots of Deryk’s work. He has about ten paintings on display in the gallery and I have about a dozen glass pieces of varying sizes.

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And I have small felt vessels on display as well.

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Hope you can visit this amazing location! 

Sooke Harbour House 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4

telephone (250) 642-3421


Local Colour – an art exhibition with Deryk Houston and Elizabeth Wellburn

May 29, 2012

“Local Colour” is the name of the exhibition that Deryk and I will have for the month of August in the fabulous Sooke Harbour House.

Beautiful Soft Folds - acrylic painting by Deryk Houston

Beautiful Soft Folds – acrylic painting by Deryk Houston – $2000

Deryk will show several of his acrylic paintings (including this one, called “Beautiful Soft Folds.”)

“Local Colour” is an exhibition title that suits us both.

Thank Your Lucky Stars  (glass on glass mosaic)

Thank Your Lucky Stars (glass on glass mosaic)

Much of Deryk’s work is inspired by nature and the lush fertility of our great West Coast – he truly does depict the colors seen locally and he has an amazing feeling for movement and vibrancy.

More about Deryk’s work at: http://derykhouston.com/

See: a web page of all of Deryk’s paintings in the exhibition.

 

 

My work is made from recycled glass which I collect from friends, nearby thrift stores and yard sales. I love broken chunks and I melt individual pieces in the kiln so they are flat enough to adhere to my base glass — windows discarded from heritage houses that I use as my canvas. I think I am preserving some of the local colour as well and I am always inspired by the stories behind the discarded glass. I may not exactly knowthat those now-chipped amber water goblets were someone’s treasure back in 1960, but I can guess that there was a day when they got put in a box and sent to charity. When I flatten them and add them to a mosaic, I feel like I am giving them a new life.

Autumn Sonata - glass on glass mosaic

Autumn Sonata – glass on glass mosaic

I will exhibit about seven or eight glass-on-glass mosaics, including my latest pieces: “Autumn Sonata” and “Thank Your Lucky Stars” (as usual, these are named after movies).

More about my work at
http://glass-on-glass.ning.com/

Sooke Harbour House is a fantastic location. We are delighted that they will be showcasing our work. So, if you’re in that area during August, please drop in. The gallery can be viewed by anyone who comes by. You don’t have to be a guest of the hotel or restaurant, but you can count yourself among the lucky if you *do* happen to be there for a meal or a vacation. It truly is “world class.”


Deryk Houston’s Art Exhibition

February 28, 2012

My husband, Deryk Houston, is an artist.  At the moment he has an exhibition of paintings at Eclectic Gallery on Oak Bay Avenue in Victoria, BC. You can view the work at the gallery till April 7, 2012.

Muskwa Kechika Painting

Muskwa Kechika - a painting by Deryk Houston

The exhibition is full of colour and strong images, with paintings of local scenes, northern wilderness and memories from Deryk’s childhood. For me, these paintings speak of the joy of daily life. The beauty depicted in these works is why we strive for a world of peace — to allow the fields to continue to sustain us and the wilderness to continue to flourish.

Deryk is blogging with stories related to some of the paintings in the show. Here is a link to his first posting in that series, about his trip to the Muskwa Kechika (depicted in the painting above) in the BC’s North East: http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1814

As of March 16, 2012, there are eight more stories to share:
http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1886 Crows among the Seeds
http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1875 Cider Apples
http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1867 Next Generation
http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1865 Beautiful Soft Folds
http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1857 Gonzales Bay
http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1847 Springtime Renewal
http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1840 Shadows and Light
http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1836 Blackbirds and Prayers

And a new story, guest blogged by me on March 25:
http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=1953 Blackbirds Rise Across the Fields

And here’s a little video I made showing Deryk painting at a nearby beach called Point no Point.