Hippocamp II by Lynnette Shelley

Sold commissioned artwork for a client based off a smaller artwork I created earlier this year. See The Hippocamp

Mixed Media on Paper. 25 × 19 inches. Mixed media consists of acrylic, liguid gold leaf, liquid silver leaf, oil pastels, colored pencils, ink marker

In Greek mythology, a hippocamp is a fantastical sea beast that is half fish, half horse, and they were the steeds that pulled Neptune (or Poseidon’s) chariot. The Greeks believed that hippocampi were the adults forms of the sea horse fish. In Latin, hippocampi literally means crooked horses.

View more of my artwork online at www.lynnetteshelley.com

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.


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  • limerick
    limerickover 4 years ago

    congratulations – beautiful work. :)

  • Deborah Glasgow
    Deborah Glasgowover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Greens……….lovely!

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    EXQUISITE !!, nice color combination presentation

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

    Magnificent !! xx

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    This delightful as it is gorgeous. Splendid creation Lynette.

  • Bill Brouard
    Bill Brouardover 4 years ago

    Just gorgeous Lynette :)

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 4 years ago

    wonderful painting..gorgeous , well done!

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 4 years ago

    You put a lot of work into these amazing creations of yours Lynette and the story about this creature is very fascinating. Congrats on a beautiful work of art complete and sold.

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    beautiful well done a wonderful figure from mythology !LIz

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerover 4 years ago

    Fabulous work. So much attention to detail and color.

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