Before I ever drew humans, I drew mermaids.I drew them on the inside cover of all of my picture books.I drew them on scrap pieces of paper.I drew them on any surface that I could lay my hands on, without getting into trouble.But growing up as a young boy, I was afraid to express this love of mine.So I would draw mermaids and mermen, and hide them in a Tin “Ninja Turtles” Lunch Box and stash it away behind my TV unit.This gallery is my homage and gratitude to that secret mermaid civilization that supplied hours of fun, peace, and acceptance.Welcome to the light of the surface, my dear friends. You don’t have to hide anymore. <3