The inspiration for this painting came from a photo of my daughter with a dolphin from a few years back. I always loved that photo and a friend suggested I paint them.
And being a pushover for myth and magical beings, I just had to make her a mermaid! She has loved dolphins since she was a little girl and when I think of dolphins I think of her. She does have a little magic about her, maybe she swam with the dolphins in another lifetime!