ABOUT THE ART
This beautiful canvas GICLEE REPRODUCTION can be purchased unframed or framed.
This is a giclee reproduction of a series of kisses Lucy did in 2014…watching the Olympic Hockey Finals, got Lucy thinking about how much she loves all Canada’s teams but particular – her hometown team the Edmonton Oilers.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lucy, the Valley Zoo’s resident Asian Elephant, is famous for her paintings. In addition, Lucy does trunk imprints or kisses!
Painting was introduced as a simple method of enriching Lucy’s life. Each painting begins with the zookeepers mixing the colours. Lucy uses only non-toxic acrylic paints and chooses the brush she wants to use. She paints as much as she wants with a certain colour, and once she is finished she hands the brush back to her keeper. Each piece is very different, but they all show similar lines, circles and dabs. Lucy definitely has her own style.
The majority of the proceeds from the sale of Lucy’s paintings go towards enhancing exhibits and animal care at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The remainder goes to Elephants International to support conservation work.