Sold OutZoomPacific Octopus: Free Falling
* Colours of artwork may not be exactly as on screen.

Sold Out

This piece has been sold or sold out. If you are interested in commissioning a similar piece, please contact us.
  • Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
  • Size (Inches H x W): 48 x 30
  • Unframed Price ($CAD): 9,700
  • Product code: OA-2016-POFF

For more information, please see the links below:

If you have any other questions, please contact us for further assistance.

Pacific Octopus: Free Falling

Released 2016

When I was a biology student at the University of Victoria I took a course in Scuba Diving. On the first dive the class did in the sea we encountered a huge octopus with a diameter of approximately 12 feet. We followed this amazing creature for about ten minutes, and even in 40 years of diving, I have never seen one as large since. After a spurt of movement the streamline shape would transform into a huge umbrella and drift slowly downwards followed by another burst of smooth energy until it disappeared into the distance. I have painted several works inspired by this memorable experience but this is the first octopus I have positioned in free fall as seen from slightly below. The background kelp forests and density of life forms that fill every nook and cranny of the subtidal sea floor were very time consuming to paint but were a wonderful indulgence… almost as exciting as going on a 10 day dive.

Complimentary shipping is available on all original and giclée reproduction artworks to the majority of Canadian and U.S. mainland addresses. A gallery representative will confirm with you if your order is eligible.