Bronzed Mermaid

Artwork details: gouache, 4.5 x 4.5 inches (11 x 11 cm), 2005.

One of the 'Drinking Girls' series of miniature paintings - all fantasy creatures of some kind.

She lies in the sun, shading her head with her own tail, a Vodka Martini in one hand and a large holiday romance in front of her! this is a mermaid who moves with the times. Well to be honest she hasn't moved all that fast, never having heard that sunbathing is bad for you, and that drink is a bit last-century, but she's more up to date than your average mermaid, waiting around on rocks for sailors to fall in the water...

Bronzed Mermaid - painting by Nancy Farmer
Bronzed Mermaid: painting and artwork by Nancy Farmer

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