Friday, August 24, 2012

All things Mermaid

What girl hasn't dreamed of being a mermaid? The long flowing hair, the luminescent tail gliding through the depths of the deep blue sea...

 A true hidden "treasure" in Las Vegas is the giant 117,000 gallon reef aquarium at the Silverton Hotel & Casino. Anyone who has seen this aquatic delight may have also enjoyed the beautiful and dreamy images nearby in the "Mermaid Cove Art Gallery".  I like to walk through this viewing area as much as the aquarium and have often wondered who the artist is.

Eric Beymer, Photographer

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting him, artist Wil Cormier. He mentioned to me he is experimenting with a method to provide customers a way to be embodied as mermaids in print. So I asked him to try it with me! He and photographer Eric Beymer recreated me as a mermaid with a process Wil is perfecting called "Faces by Cormier". This involved my sitting for a "headshot" which was then inserted and blended in by Eric with a “goddess like” mermaid template previously created by Wil.

Wil Cormier
Wil Cormier started his career as an illustrator after graduating from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in 1983. He studied human anatomy extensively and drew and painted from live figures for many years to sharpen his natural talent.

His imaginative art has earned him numerous awards in the entertainment industry. He has also received many honors from the World Science Fiction Association for his creative book covers. He has also had the opportunity to sell to art collectors through Sotheby's in New York. 

Explore the underwater world of....Wil Cormier....

Headshot by Las Vegas Photographer Eric Beymer, who provides fine art, portrait, and studio photography.....Eric Beymer Photography

Thank you to our own Vegas "mermaid" Planet Hollywood headliner for your figure as


Did you know The Silverton aquarium has "real" mermaids?

I was lucky enough to spot a mermaid in the aquarium the other day. The mermaids join the thousands of fish during certain days and hours for what is called "The Mermaid Show". These ladies have talent and experience beyond swimming around in a tank….

Click on this link for the "Silverton Mermaids"


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