The myths and folk stories that tell of mermaids and water nymphs are some of my favorites. I am particularly fascinated by the various ways that mermaids are described, from seductive Sirens luring sailors to their deaths; to the soulful Selkie, the seal woman who sheds her skin to come ashore & is often caught by the trickery of an admiring fisherman. There are so many tales from almost every corner of the world all centered around water & the mythological creatures that make the sea, lakes & rivers their home.
These artworks are created using a digital photo collage technique combined with many layers of painting and drawing to produce an image that is based on real objects mixed with an element of fantasy. Each artwork may contain more than 30 stock photos and it takes many hours of painting & blending to bring the pieces together. Credits for the photographic resources used in each artwork are displayed on my website www.gingerkellystudio.com
All finished artwork is copyright to the artist Lauren Kelly Small. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced, copied, redistributed or transmitted in any way without prior permission from the copyright holder.