Mermaid on a Rock Picture

This piece was a part of an exhibition I held in Horsham, January 2008.

All the pieces were based on seafaring lore and legends and I was particularly interested in the Kraken. I also looked at the ancient mythology of mermaids, Plato's Atlantis and the superstitions of sailors.

Mermaid on a Rock was the first piece I created for this collection. I wanted the painting to be fairly abstract. I wanted to create the sense of not knowing exactly what you were seeing because of the mysticism of the mermaid legend. I also wanted to show plenty of the figure, for it to be seductive, but not to be crude or pornographic hence the back of her is shown.

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