Deryk Houston - Artist (Victoria)
I am a Canadian artist residing in Victoria, B.C., Canada, and I exhibit locally and internationally.
My work is about peace and I try to understand why we are here. Cycles of life, generations, seeds and community are important in my work. War fascinates me because, as history has observed, it is easy to make a ghost.
We might believe the distance between good and bad is huge, but often we discover that they are not that far apart. Our studies of atomic structure and equations can be used for bombs or medicine so I might feature those equations in my paintings. I find it interesting to note how someone might quote Gandhi one day and support military intervention the next. Also interesting that this flaw of logic is likely in us all at some time.
My art helps me find answers or at least cope with these realities.
Artwork available for sale at Artworks Gallery in Vancouver.