Sturgeon Valentine, Poem and Painting Michelle Kogan

© Michelle Kogan Mermaid and Sturgeon Valentine Card

Sturgeon Valentine

Sweet swimming Valentine be mine
silent, your light becomes my vision
your cause becomes entwined in mine.

Odd Valentine we share together
a proud yet determined journey,
a valiant course risking all forever.

Flying high on the waves
salient Sturgeon Valentine,
Forever strive together through time…


The painting is of an Atlantic Sturgeon which is considered a “species of concern.” The short nose  sturgeon also of the Atlantic is endangered. Read more about these great fish at:

Mermaid and Sturgeon Valentine, watercolor and watercolor pencil, © Michelle Kogan 2014


About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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