The Giant Pacific Octopus is native to the waters in the Pacific Rim and is one of the more mysterious monsters of the sea. L.J. utilized a mix of one-time-use stencils and careful brushwork to illustrate her unique rendition of the mystical creature, which she named "Big Red".
About LJ Throstle
L.J. Throstle, aka Lucy Price, was born in Newcastle, UK and became an artist because her friends absolutely loved her "casual" work. After travelling in Europe, North Africa and North America she is now permanently settled and working in East Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Lucy’s style developed from pen and ink drawings to a more precise method that emphasizes the many layers of light that can be identified in photographic images. In her stencil work Lucy uses rich background colours to contrast the predominantly monochrome palette of her subjects. Inspired by graffiti and pop art, she recently began working with mixed media, with her work being recognized by the Federation of Canadian Artists. All her work is representational, built layer by layer using single use stencils and acrylic spray paint.