There are many legends about mermaids and many sightings of mermaids that go back thousands of years. They are said to be mythical creature's... half woman and half fish. Mermaids like to comb their long hair, sun bathe, sit in mystical pools. In my folk art painting, they are shown singing to star fish and on the signs of business. They are depicted as helpful carrying anchors, lights, boats, fishing poles or just lounging about. One Mermaid is flying over the seaside town carrying a flag while others are created to bring good fortune and inquisitiveness. Whatever you believe her to be....friend or foe..... this painting will capture your imagination and thrill you!