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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:

https://timescolonist.secondstreetapp.com/TC-Readers-Choice-2021/gallery/304122394?group=398679

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Stained Glass – Mount Baker from Sidney

Right before the beginning of the pandemic, I took a one day class in making stained glass. It’s a medium I’ve always been fascinated by. I thought I’d post this image of a small sun catcher I made based on a design from a previous painting I did, Mount Baker from Sidney. I am looking forward to creating more as time goes on.

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Mike Lathrop’s Painting Featured in Victoria Signage Kiosk

I am pleased to be announced that one of my paintings, Voluminous Light at Sombrio, was selected to be part of a public art program run by the City of Victoria that features local artists’ work in map and signage kiosks displayed around the city’s downtown.

You can find more information here: https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/culture/public-art/signage-kiosk-animation.html

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Painting Slideshow

These are turbulent times, and we’re all a little stressed out. I’ve put together a video slideshow. I am hoping it will help inspire some calm. Part of my job is to show my work to as many people as I can, so there’s that, too.

It’s a little less than 3 minutes. I hope you enjoy it.

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Spectrum Show Featured on Exhibit-V

Don’t miss this episode! You’ll get to see me prattle on about my artwork, nervously filling spaces up with “uhs” while I make it up as I go, and I accuse June Haynes of making moody paintings!

I’m not used to giving interviews, but June and I did with Efren Quiroz of Exhibit-V. Here it is: