There's an artist from Wisconsin by the name of Rodd C. Umlauf. Mostly he paints natural scenes--moose, fish, and so on, the kind of things associated with the Great Lakes region. He also paints whimsical images of mermaids, something not typically associated with the Lakes. Yet they seem so natural. He's produced several of these paintings over the years, and one of my favorites is this, called Mermaid Rock:
I love the way Umlauf has captured the light on the water as well as the quiet moment shared between two mer-friends. It may not be everyone's style, but I for one really appreciate the imagination that went into the work.
Buy through Umlauf's website for $2,500.00.
Image via Rodd C. Umlauf.