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Active Pass Lighthouse on Mayne Island

Since 1885, a lighthouse has stood on this site to mark the Eastern end of Active Pass, and has made it easier and safer to navigate from Vancouver to Victoria by sea.


As I write this, the original is available for local pickup in Victoria before Christmas.

Links to purchase the original 6×6″ acrylic on canvas painting, or prints on canvas, paper and birch plywood can be found here:
https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/portfolio/active-pass-lighthouse-on-mayne-island/

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Sunrise from an Early Ferry on the Georgia Straight

I painted this using a photo I took at Sunrise, on the Ferry on the way to Vancouver from my home in Victoria. The ferry offers a spectacular way to take in sunsets and sunrises, juxtaposed against the changing seascape of the gulf islands

This is part of a series of small paintings in which I’ve been experimenting with the use of texture with heavy body acrylic gel medium.

You can purchase the original 6×6″ acrylic on birch wood painting here:
https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/product/sunrise-from-an-early-ferry-on-the-georgia-straight-6×6-original-painting/

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Mike Lathrop’s Paintings on Display at the Ministry of Health Building in Victoria, BC

A collection of 8 of my paintings will be on display as part of a show at Gallery 5 on the fifth floor of the Ministry of Health building here on Blanshard Street in Victoria, BC.

This show is not accessible to the public, but if you are working in health care there is a good chance you might be on the way to or from a meeting on this floor.

My work will be there until October this year.

No artist can hope to claim universal appeal, but it gives me great satisfaction when I see someone connect with one of my paintings, and I see their shoulders loosen, just a little, for a while; perhaps even just a second or two.

During this time, it’s nice to know my work will be there for the people who are working hard to pull us through this pandemic. I’d like to think that at some point, in some small way, someone who is working long hours under tough circumstances might get a moment of relief from the stress of this moment through the experience of my work.