In 2018 I took a leap from my 13 year career as a landscape architect to being a full-time painter. This was a huge transition - even bigger than I anticipated - and after months of experimenting and trying to plot my course, I realized that I kept coming back to aerial landscape views as a favorite subject - a subject that very much relates to my favorite parts of being a landscape architect - so, I started exploring using google earth as my guide and focusing on my surroundings, my home since 2005, the lowcountry.
About a year later and I feel i’m just getting started on this series. The options are endless between my love for maps, the waterways that surround me, the environment, documenting special places, exploring different materials and mark-making. The process of painting these activates both landscape architect and art in my brain and that makes me so happy. The best of both worlds.
Things to consider for commissioning a map painting…
location (typically I use google earth as my reference)
desired size (keeping in mind that bigger paintings allow for more detail, see above Charleston Harbor paintings for size comparison)
any thoughts on desired color scheme
A quick list of some size/price options:
8x10 - $275
10x10 - $300
9x12 - $325
12x12 - $375
11x14 - $400
18x18 - $600
18x24 - $800
24x24 - $1000
24x36 - $1500
30x30 - $1500
(I typically use birchwood panels for these paintings, all paintings come ready to hang with wire on back. Contact me for a quote if you’re interested in a size not listed.)
Some work-in-progress pictures of the piece I created for the Creative Corridors: Redux Studio Artist Exhibition (June/July 2019)….
Community (diptych above)
(2) 24x48 panels
acrylic on panel with epoxy resin finish and teak frame