This is a Limited Edition print of my beautifully expressive watercolor painting of a mermaid embracing her lover, whilst carrying him to the depths below.
"A Mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown" W.B Yeats
-A Merrow is a gentle Irish mermaid, who has a fondness for fishermen.
The poem quoted is by my favourite poet, Irishman W.B Yeats.
This painting was a joy to do - I meditated upon the folklore of Ireland which is a constant source of inspiration, and slowly this image of the water-bound seductress and her catch emerged. I like the flow and subtlety of it - I think it is one of my favourites!
Paintings like this one are so very special that I release them only in limited edition runs. The edition of this poster size is only 50 prints.
These poster art prints measure approximately 25 x 18.5 inches (approx. 63.5cm x 47cm) with a white border around this image for framing.
They are professionally printed on beautiful satin matte 270 gsm heavy weight paper with archival inks. Each one is signed, titled and editioned in ink by me on the front bottom of the image.
The print will be shipped carefully rolled in a hard cardboard case and well protected.
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