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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:

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Painting Demonstration at Opus Art Supplies in Victoria on March 16

I’m going to be doing a demonstration as part of the Opus Visiting Artist Series at Opus Art Supplies in Victoria on Saturday, March 16th. I’ll be doing 2 actually, one at noon, and a second starting at 2:30 pm.

Admission is free, but you need to register to attend. You can do so in person at Opus or by calling 250‑386‑8133 or toll free 1‑800‑524‑6555. Currently it is full, but there is a waitlist.

Opus is located at 512 Herald St.

You can read more about the event here:
https://opusartsupplies.com/how/demos/painting-your-impression-natural-place-your-photograph-0

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Season’s Greetings

We recently observed the longest night of the year, Christmas is upon us, and the year is coming to a close.

It’s been a big year for me as an artist. As I look back I am moved to write about how much I appreciate all the support I’ve received from you. You might be someone I’ve known and loved for decades. You might be someone who bought an original painting or print. You might be someone who saw a painting in your feed, and took a moment to give it a like on social media. All of these things have meaning for me.

I’d like to think I’d paint regardless of what the world thought of my work. I always do love to paint; but there are times when it’s a struggle. The support and appreciation that comes my way is a wind at my back, and it makes it easier to push through when it’s not coming easy.

So as I write this to you today, whether you are one of the folks I know so well, or just someone who complimented a painting of mine on Facebook once, I offer you sincere and heartfelt thanks, and I wish you the best for this festive, chilly, dark and cozy time of year!