Innsmouth Mermaid


This is a very special painting I created for the “Lucky 13” group show celebrating the 13th Anniversary of the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles!  They invited many of their artists to submit a piece focusing on Pop Surrealism / New Contemporary / Figurative work, and as this piece references the Lovecraftian mythos and also highlights a female figurative image as the primary focus, I thought she’d be perfect!
“Innsmouth” is the name of the fictional city that H.P. Lovecraft used as a setting for some of his stories, a turn-of-the-century seaport town in Massachusetts.  No spoilers – but the town of Innsmouth has a lot of supernatural elements involving water-bourne and aquatic themes, so the idea of a Mermaid living in the harbour of Innsmouth would be appropriate.  He had since encouraged the use of the locale and the general mythos to help grow the idea of his world/s being an archetype for other creative individuals (writers, poets, painters, novelists) to incorporate the landscapes and storylines he created even after he passed on.
If you’d like to hear me blather on more about the inspiration of this piece and also see me sketch & layout & start painting this piece, it was part of the Twitch broadcast I did several weeks beforehand (feel free to follow me up at Twitch, it’s free and all ages are welcome, I broadcast at least once or twice a week up therer under my JasmineBecketGriffith user ID there, you can watch on any computer/phone/iPad/tablet/device.  I’ve actually archived the first one too up at my YouTube channel here and further work on her in a second installment here and the third installment is here

The original painting and the Masterpiece Limited Editions are now SOLD OUT.  We do have available the Open Edition Canvases which are remarqued with the JBG initial on the front, measure 12″x16″ (also wrapped & ready-to-hang) and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.


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All Glossy Photo Prints are printed on a glossy photo paper with archival inks. A small white border is included around the printed area of the artwork. When you select the print size and type that you want to purchase, the Printed Area Dimensions will appear below your selection. Please note the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

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These prints are made on canvas with archival inks and varnished with a UV resistant finish. They are gallery-wrap style — wrapped on boards, stretched over a frame and are shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. We only release these open edition canvases once Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvases have been sold out. The open edition canvases are on deep gallery wrapped boards. The Open Editions are set to a specific size format and there may be some cropping around the edges from the original artwork. NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.


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