Size: 18"W x 18"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
This painting is inspired from one of my original photographs I took of the Sun Glitter Mermaid statue. It is located at The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. This is one of my favorite statues in St. Louis by Sweden’s most celebrated sculptor, Carl Milles. It is in a pond that merges the force of water with buoyant figures and animals. The scene is so whimsical, with the backdrop of the three angel statues playing musical instruments with the reflection of the Climatron behind them. Them Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.
Genevieve Esson has a B.A. in painting from Webster University, an award winning artist, her work is collected regionally and internationally. Esson is a painter and mixed media artist and has completed 9 public artworks. The latest: 2015: A playhouse design for Raise The Roof, a fundraiser for Friends Of Wings and BJC Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care. A bus mural for Metro Bus Arts In Transit for St. Louis Earth Day, sponsored by Project Clear STL. 2014: A hummingbird design on a Traffic Signal Box for the City of Manchester. She painted four - 4’ high cake sculptures for the 250th birthday celebration of St. Louis: Cakeway To The West Birthday Celebration. Locations were Missouri Botanical Garden, Compton Hill Water Tower, Lincoln Douglas Square & Payne Gentry House. 2013: Painted a life-sized dog statue for the Animal Protective Association 90th Birthday Bash, bought by Parkcrest Plastic Surgery. Painted a shed mural for Franz Park Community Garden. 2011: A bus mural for Metro Bus Arts In Transit, for Missouri Botanical Garden, sponsored by Ameren Missouri. 2010: She designed a larger-than-life painted butterfly for Wings In The City, bought by Dierbergs. 2009 - 2010: Genevieve painted 3 life-sized lion statues for University City, one for the U.City Roaring Lions Project in 2009. The U.City In Bloom lion is on permanent display at Heman Park. The other two are in private collections.