36” x 48” painting on canvas • acrylic and pastel • gloss varnish
All paintings are one of a kind, original work.
Silver Leaf Canvas Floater Frame
In Greek mythology, Orythya was one of the Nereids, a group of sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus and the Oceanid Doris. Orythya was known for her beauty, grace, and empathy. She and her 49 sisters were usually depicted as women with long hair and fish-like tails. They were a version of spiritualized mermaids.
The Nereids were believed to inhabit the depths of the oceans. They were associated with the tides and the winds, and have been historically depicted holding conch shells or fish.
The Nereids were believed to have the ability to foretell the future and to offer guidance and counsel to those who sought help. Orythya appeared to Thetis when she cried out in sympathy for the grief of Achilles, who was mourning his lover Patroclus.