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.