Throstle - Big Red - Original

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L.J.’s art piece for Six Hundred Four, named Big Red, was inspired by her constant interest in Canadian creatures. Giant Pacific Octopuses, with their ability to change colours and squeeze into small and tight spaces, have always been a source of fascination for her. They have a mythical, monster-like quality. Seeing that these majestic animals are found right in her backyard, the octopus was a perfect fit.

  • dimensions: 48 x 36 x 2" (122 x 91 x 5 cm)
  • medium: mixed media on wood panel, sealed with resin


the artist
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.