Deryk Houston

 

Taking up various styles and compositional strategies, the work of Deryk Houston displays a mastery over the art of painting and reveals a distinctly Canadian aesthetic. The content of his paintings take up the tangled webs revealed by the forrest floor, the quiet calm of a freshly plowed field or the light one experiences when walking among a sun-lit path. Attentive to the subtle changes in light, color, and how they effect visuality, one discovers a similar sense of illumination when light passes through stained glass. In his paintings Houston evokes this sense of wonder and amazement, documenting the landscape in traditional yet contemporary ways.