Doing More with Art.
Title: No Mere Maid
Artist: Matt Beard
Size: 24" x 30"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Framing: Rustic wood edge border, ready to hang
Nonprofit Beneficiary: Trinidad Coast Land Trust
Auction Closes: Wednesday, March 3 @ 11:59pm
"I got a call back in November where the caller tried to commission me to paint a “slutty mermaid”. I flatly refused. But it reminded me of an idea for more of a north coast mermaid that I started about 7 or 8 years ago and never took any further than a quick pencil sketch. She is strong, she is content, she thrives in a harsh and unforgiving environment. She is beautiful, but her beauty isn’t flaunted to feed or lure any depraved eyes. She is who she is, and she is No Mere Maid.
"Started this one live with the Sand Fleas on the Trinidad Coast on January 17,2021. Finished in the Studio January 25, 2021.