I just got my new art biz cards in the mail. I am jazzed! I used this image on it which I call “The Mermaid’s Dilemma” by Bea Garth.  I finally completed it late last year. Its based on a coastal Native American myth here in the Northwest. The mermaid princess has fallen in love with a landlubber. As a result the weather changes; it stops raining. Trees are falling and people are beginning to die. Even the ocean water is at an all time low! The whales try to beckon the princess, come home! She needs to return to the sea to be with her own people, but its breaking her heart…

I definitely think of this piece as being related to current day ecological issues.

This piece shows the great ability of  gouache on paper to capture subtleties of color and feeling.

If you are interested in buying (or showing) this or other artworks of mine, please let me know at bgarthart@gmail.com.

The Mermaid's Dilemmagouache by Bea Garth

“The Mermaid’s Dilemma” gouache on paper by Bea Garth, copyright 2015