From Baghdad to Peace Country by Sherry LePage, – NFB

From Baghdad to Peace Country, is a film about Canadian artist Deryk Houston who, in 1999, traveled to Baghdad to witness first-hand the impact of international sanctions on the Iraqi people, and his unique nature art project designed to call attention to the situation of the children of Iraq.

These are some of Deryk’s landscape paintings.


Muskwa Kechika


Cows Near Home




  1. December 28, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Interesting to stumble onto this site after a number of years and see some of my artwork that I did some time ago.
    I am currently working on a series of abstract paintings inspired by the Beatles cirque du soleil show.
    This special series will be presented in a show at Art Works Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., February 11th, 2016.
    You can view a number of these new paintings at my web site.

    • mudhooks said,

      December 29, 2015 at 8:24 am

      I like the abstracts very much, especially the Blackbird one (one of my favourite songs). Brilliant!

      The Peace Garden has really come along. It was just in the starting stages the last time I saw it, circa 2009, I think. Very beautiful!

      I see that the link appears to have disappeared for the video. I will have to fix that.

      • December 29, 2015 at 8:49 am

        Thanks for the kind words. The Peace garden at Woodwynn farms has been an enormous challenge but we were able to pull it off…. thank goodness! It will go through further additions over time.

        • mudhooks said,

          December 29, 2015 at 9:29 am

          You’re welcome! I wish I could make a visit to experience it personally. Sadly, not in the cards for the foreseeable future. Life…

          I added the link to replace the broken one. Unfortunately, working on my mobile instead of an actual computer limits what I can do so.

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