Map Paintings.

Charleston Harbor Mini   (2) 6x8 panels  acrylic on wood in cypress frame   Charleston Harbor . (right)  (2) 20x30 panels  acrylic and oil on wood in cypress frame

Charleston Harbor Mini

(2) 6x8 panels

acrylic on wood in cypress frame

Charleston Harbor. (right)

(2) 20x30 panels

acrylic and oil on wood in cypress frame

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.)

Process.

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