Jane Davenport is an artist, teacher, author and inspiring creative woman with a lovely online presence.
Not long after I began painting, I discovered her. She has a signature drawing style. Her paintings are imaginative, whimsical and expert. I took a few workshops with her, one of which was called Vitamin Sea: Mermaids! Jane took the participants on an immersive journey into the discovery and painting of mermaids. The Mermaid Queen below is my mixed media piece.
Following is an interesting excerpt about the Selkie. In many tales, Mermaids and Selkies are interchangeable. I appreciate this type of mythology. Typically, mythology is based in some truth.
Then, there are the manatees, an endangered species. Sailors at sea–I’m guessing they were a bit delirious–spotting a manatee sunning on a rock sometimes mistook it for a mermaid!
What is your belief around mermaids, fictional or factual…magical or mythological?
I wonder if mermaids believe in us.