This 18” X 24” oil painting was inspired one of the many snorkeling trips we take in the Caribbean. My husband and I had the rare privilege of swimming with the giant turtles. I love to swim and snorkel to the point of obsessive compulsive. I can do it for hours until my skin is so shriveled I resemble the turtles. I allowed my imagination to go wild in this composition. My husband teases me constantly about his not realizing he married a mermaid, so I made our fun fantasy a visual reality. I had a lot of fun with this painting.


  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic Art

  • Thank you so much Vickie. Your encouragement and kind words are truly taken to heart. Again thank you.

    – Mikki Alhart

  • Aartistic
    Aartisticalmost 5 years ago

    delightful art! wonderful work Mikki
    please add our group

  • Thank you Karon for the compliment and invitation. I would be honored to add it to Tropical Art. Again, thank you!

    – Mikki Alhart

  • David  Bell
    David Bellover 4 years ago

    I’ve just found this, wow I luv what your are doing here. Very cool.

  • Mikki Alhart
    Mikki Alhartover 4 years ago

    Thank you Reo. Total fantasy. I’ve heard we regress with age, how fun is that to recapture our childlike imagination. I am thrilled that you like this one. It is truly one of my personal favorites! Love, Love your tropical art as well!

  • Rebecca Tun
    Rebecca Tunalmost 4 years ago

    so cute

  • Thank you Rebecca.

    – Mikki Alhart

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 2 years ago

    Hello Mikki… So happy that you’ve entered the Cartoon-like art. challenge. Unfortunately the group don’t accept art of people or non-realistic work. Can you please submit something else for this challenge? Thank you! :-)

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