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Recent Painting – Restless Skies over the Kananaskis Valley

I can’t help but to be aware of my insignificance in the Rocky Mountains. The mountains themselves are so immense, but that’s not what makes me feel small and vulnerable. The skies are in constant flux – it’s hard to know what’s coming, and never feels wise to get comfortable with the current weather. The summer is short, and seeing flowers in bloom on a hillside is a special occasion. This terrain is so imposing, so majestic and so grand. I am a guest here so long as my host is willing to be hospitable, but when I leave, it will take no notice. This place, where the mountains meet the skies, is preoccupied in the relentless choreography it has been dancing for millennia.

Giclee prints on paper are available here.

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Mike Lathrop Artist in Residence for July at the Victoria Hotel Grand Pacific

I am pleased to announce that for the second year in a row I am the artist in residence at the Hotel Grand Pacific on the inner harbour here in Victoria, BC for the month of August. This is part of the Artishow program, run by the Victoria Arts Council.

I will been painting in the lobby of the hotel, and will be there most weekdays until the end of the month. I have a number of paintings, prints, and greeting cards on display and available for purchase.

If you are in the neighbourhood, I’d love to see you. Stop by and say hello!

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Mike Lathrop Artist in Residence at the Victoria Hilton Doubletree Hotel for July, 2019

I am pleased to announce that I am the artist in residence at the Victoria Hilton Doubletree here in Victoria, BC for the month of July.

I have been painting, in the lobby of the hotel, and will be most afternoons until the end of the month. I have prints and greeting cards on display and available for purchase.

If you are in the neighbourhood, I’d love to see you. Stop by and say hello!

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Mike Lathrop’s Work at Central Gallery in Bay Centre, Downtown Victoria

I am pleased to announce that my work is now available at the Central Gallery on the lower level of Bay Centre Mall in downtown Victoria. Cards are also available, as well as a selection of small prints.

The first time I walked in the gallery it was like a breath of fresh air. In the hustle and bustle of downtown and the sensory overload of the mall, Central Gallery is an oasis of peace, quiet, and gorgeous artwork from several local artists.

I will be at the gallery, at an easel painting, several times per week through the month of July. Get in touch if you’d like to find a time I’ll be there, otherwise the gallery is open whenever the mall is.