I’ve been fascinated by mermaids for a long time. On the Clarence river in Iluka sits a concrete mermaid at the end of the fishing boat harbour. She looks out to sea. Created in memory of a fisherman who died, she’s been transformed over the years with different paint jobs and now sports a shiny mosaic tail.

I’ve completed several paintings of her. These 2 are the latest. I the long painting I have shared the stages I went through until I was happy with it. Both are acrylic on canvas.

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Final stage
Iluka Mermaid 1 – ages going into an exhibition at Grafton Gallery in November

Published by lindafrylinkanderson

I am an Artist, Adventurer, Author and Teacher who wears sarongs. I love to draw from life, sail around the world and have written 2 books: 1. Sailing in my Sarong - a 30 year dream 2. Salvage in my Sarong - The Mediterranean Dream in a rescued boat. See my website : Or email me :

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