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Recent Painting – Southey Point Serenity

This was a commissioned work, and the third time I have painted this scene. I enjoy the opportunity to study the image from a moment again, and pick up on aspects of it that were previously overlooked, or to remember another facet of the experience of being there. This was the largest painting I’ve painted to date, measuring 72″ wide and 48″ high. Working big means I can paint with my whole arm in a very gestural way, or get very fussy and small with detail, or anywhere in between. It was a joy to come back to this image and express it on such a grand scale.

The original acrylic on canvas painting has sold, but links to buy giclee limited edition prints are available here.

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Mike Lathrop Artist in Residence at the Parkside Hotel for the Month of October

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

I have been painting, in the lobby of the hotel, and will be Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am until 4pm 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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Recent Painting – Comings and Goings at Fisherman’s Wharf

The bright colours of the floathomes, the bustling of tourists,  and the comings and goings of the small harbour ferries that service Victoria’s waterways contribute to an experience of a place that makes me feel part of something; a participant observer in this community of visitors, residents, and people working at commercial businesses.

The original 10×10″ acrylic on canvas painting is on display at Moka House at 345 Cook St, Victoria, BC until the end of October, and is available for purchase here.