Description Cambrian Mermaid - feeding the inner paleontological nerd within me me, I had a lot of fun with this one. The Cambrian period (about 500 million years ago, give or take a few days) was one of the most exciting times in pre-history, and one of my favourites. I wrote a paper once about the Burgess Shale discovery (a rock formation that captured a lot of Cambrian-era invertebrate fossils) and have been fascinated with the bizarre creatures of the Cambrian period ever since. The animals found from them are very alien-looking - in many ways very unlike anything before or since. Opabinia has got to be one of the weirdest things that ever lived - five eyes and a clawed trunk nose? Along with Opabinia I've also painted various trilobites and other invertebrates from the time period. And once again, throwing geological science out the window for once (hey, it's FANTASY right?) I've included a rather curious little mermaid in there. And taken a bit of artistic liberty with the colours. Thank you for indulging my fancies! My own original acrylic painting.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Celebration, Florida Member Since October 2008 Artist Statement My name is Jasmine Becket-Griffith. (Aka Strangeling or mis-spelled as Jasmine Beckett-Griffith). I am 29 years old and I live in beautiful Celebration, Florida. I am a full-time artist and I make my living selling my artwork. I have been selling my original Fairy, Gothic, and Fantasy artwork online since 1997.
I grow weary of the mundane world, and I am trying to slowly create my own through my fantasy artwork. I believe that with each piece of art I get out of my system, onto paper, and into your home I have done my part to make this place a more magical planet.
You may have seen my artwork featured in new lines of clothing and other merchandise being sold in thousands of retail stores across the country, in places like Hot Topic, Torrid, Target, SuperTarget, Hastings, Busch Gardens, Disneyland Paris, the Bradford Exchange, Hamilton Collection, and other stores throughout the country! Some of the paintings that I am selling here on ImageKind are the very images that will be licensed for these products. Here is your chance to own the actual artwork!
My work can be found in collections and galleries throughout the world, and am featured in the books "The Art of Faery" & "The World of Faery" now in stores! I was also selected to have my artwork appear in "Spectrum 11," "Spectrum 13," and the new "Spectrum 15"! Also be sure to check out my solo art book called "Fairy: the Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith" as well as my NEW "Jasmine Becket-Griffith: Portfolio Volume I" solo art book! Be sure to check all of my galleries, I paint new paintings nearly everyday and plan to add them as prints here often!