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Mike Lathrop’s Artwork on a Book Cover

I am pleased to show you photos of a novel that chose to use my artwork for the cover. It is written in German, and it is titled  Aber ich kann fliegen/But I Can Fly, by Jurgen Teipel.

A while ago, the publisher, Schoeffling & co, reached out to ask if they could license my artwork for the cover of this book, and also for their catalog.

you can find prints of the original painting, titled Sun in the Clouds on the Salish Sea, here:

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Victoria from Christmas Hill

This was a commissioned work, but while I was painting it, I made it my own. The reference was a composite photo made from several shots I took looking Southward from Christmas Hill. It includes the Olympic Mountains, the Salish Sea, our city, Swan Lake, a garry oak tree, and the kind of large rocks and grass that are so emblematic of the terrain here.

I have made three cities my home over the years, but I’ve lived in Victoria the longest. This is not  the town where I am from, but it is for our kids, and it sure feels like home to me.

The original 36×72″ painting has sold, but prints can be found here:

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Fall Colours at Durrance Lake

I woke up early this October morning to catch the sunrise on a stroll around Durrance Lake, on the Saanich Peninsula. The water was still in morning light. It was very quiet, except for the lapping of the ripples at the water’s edge. I am not sure what it was, but the only other thing I heard was some critter munching on vegetation. and then the splash it made when it slid into the water when I came around the corner; likely a muskrat, or possibly a beaver.

The original 18×24″ acrylic on canvas painting and prints are available here:

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Mike Lathrop Playing Cards!

Decks of playing cards featuring a different painting of mine on the face of each one (54 in all) are now available on my website.

They are priced at $30/deck, come in a plastic box for safekeeping, and I have them in stock and ready to ship or pick up locally. You can also find them at Caffe Fantastico Bar-Deli in Dockside Green, and at the Caffe Fantastico Roastery at Kings and Quadra.

Here is the link to purchase a deck:

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Mike Lathrop’s Artwork at Caffe Fantastico Roastery, on Kings at Quadra

A collection of my artwork is currently up and on display at Caffe Fantastico in Quadra Village, at 965 Kings Road. It will be up until the end of February, 2024. Cards and Calendars are also available for purchase there.

I should note this is in addition to my pop-up gallery space at Fantastico Bar-Deli at 398 Harbour Road. You might even catch me when I am painting in there!