“Her grandmother told her when she was very young: ‘Never listen to stories about the land world. Never get close to a land creature. And above all, never forget that you are the sea.’ But as she sits, reading the story of the land creature, ‘Seabiscuit’, to her pet seahorse, she knows she has become the bridge between the land and sea.” – Michael Parkes
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In the Mermaid’s Secret, Parkes relies on quintessential aquamarine hues to animate the elements of this composition. Delicate layers of paint impart an ethereal vintage finish to this Parkes masterpiece. Fluid and controlled brushstrokes create a mix of solid and translucent tones that add visual depth and balance.
The artist shares a fascinating narrative of a curious mermaid. She discovers the magic of reading when she finds a book about the historic thoroughbred, Seabiscuit. Without venturing close to the land she was warned about, she finds that books serve as the perfect gateway. The Mermaid’s Secret is a painting that viewers will feel drawn to for its heartwarming relatability.
The Mermaid’s Secret
31" x 41.5"
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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