mermaid statue

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Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce

Mermaid Location

15588 Aviation Loop Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34604
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Wondering where to begin your mermaid journey? Let the Mermaid Tale Trail Passport guide you. We've put together an itinerary featuring a recommended path to discover all twenty-seven statues, starting from our Welcome Center in the charming historic district of Brooksville.


Mermaid Flora sits on a rock that reflects the Nature Coast, with a beautiful sunset at Pine Island and the winding waters of Weeki Wachee. The rock features many types of flowers, as well as butterflies found in Florida.

About the Artist:

Karen Heidler

Karen Heidler is an award-winning American watercolorist originally from southwestern Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Spring Hill, Florida and has been a part of the art community for almost 30 years. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1994, and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. She exhibits in a multitude of national and international juried art shows and her work has won many distinguished awards. Her work has been published in three editions of ‘Splash: The Best of Watercolor’ (Splash 19, 21, 23). Karen’s painting philosophy is ‘to be in control of the watercolor’ as she creates highly realistic paintings of her favorite subjects. Her paintings reflect who she is and communicate her desire to connect with nature, while inviting others along for the journey.