Lamia
Lamia For Future Upcoming Show
(acrylic on panel 8X10)

There are many interpretations of the lamia. Some stories say it is a creature with the head of a woman and the body of a snake, or it could have the upper half of a woman and body of a snake, others say it has multiple heads, and some say it has wings. Most stories say it is female and craves human blood. My illustration depicts it as the head of a woman and the body of a snake. I chose to paint the lamia with the colors of the California mountain king snake.