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Montrose Avenue at Sunset

I make my home on this street, and I love it here. at this time of year, the sun sets at the end of the street, and casts a warm orange glow that illuminates the street and houses, and brings the colour of the foliage that follows the return of the rain after the summer.

Links to purchase prints on canvas, paper and birch plywood can be found here:

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The Feeling of the Place nominated for 2021 Times Colonist Readers’ Choice Award

Some kind soul out there nominated my artwork and website for the 2021 Times Colonist Reader’s Choice award. The news made my day! It’s in the category of Art Gallery, which feels a bit grandiose for my home studio, but I’ve been assured it’s fair game.

If you’d like to make my day again, please consider voting for me! You can do so here:

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Mike Lathrop Artist in Residence at the Victoria Coast Hotel for the Month of November 2021

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

Due to the pandemic, this year I won’t be painting on site, but there are roughly 50 pieces of my work hanging on the first floor of the hotel and in the attached Blue Crab restaurant. Cards and calendars are also on display and available for purchase.

This is the third year I’ve been at the Coast in the month of November, it is a pleasure for me to see my work on display there again this year.

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Shifting Skies at Sunset over the Salish Sea

I painted this from a photo I took on the ferry. I remember watching the skies and the clouds as we sailed along, seeing them change colours in the warm light from a purplish grey to pinks, yellows and oranges. Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular; it’s somehow hard to imagine they happen every day. For that matter, somewhere on our planet, at every moment, the sun is rising somewhere, and setting somewhere, just as it always has.

Links to purchase the original, or prints on canvas, paper and birch plywood can be found here: