The Marcus Ashley Gallery proudly curates the work of local and international artists. Tourists and out-of-towners enjoy exploring the exceptional exhibits and art books on display. The gallery’s staff is always happy to share their knowledge on the exhibits, including Michael Parkes art. The magical realist painter, sculptor, and stone lithographer is best known for his fantastical works that aptly bring his imagination to life.
Mermaids have been the subject of folklore for centuries. These beautiful mythological creatures have been said to possess powers and resemble aquatic humanoids. In Baby Mermaid, Parkes paints a blue-eyed, blonde child staring into the open sea while sitting on a rock. The mermaid child clutches a seahorse in one hand as they share a moment in the sun.
Parkes uses delicate brushwork and layers of pigments to add a realistic finish to the painting’s elements. The artist shifts between tonal intensities to create the illusion of light and darkness. This piece reveals a distinct purity of childhood innocence. Baby Mermaid has a calming effect that will have viewers going back for a second look.
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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