I (Chris) have a 20-year history in photography and digital design. I worked as an Outward Bound wilderness for two years. and spent up to 30 days at A time 'lost in the woods.' This gave me an appreciation for how to read AND appreciate maps. I also spent six years in the Marine Corps and developed a higher love of Maps, being sleep deprived and pushups. After the Marines I stated a business creating military graphics for various branches of the service, fire departments, and retired veterans. My years of making custom military art and paintings helped me fine-tune the creative process I use for my maps. I refined my use of sophisticated imaging software, digital painting and traditional painting. The end results of this experience and methods are maps that are interesting, vibrant, and totally unique!
My partner, Mary Ann, has a great eye for detail and design, and she is a wordsmith at heart. She will handle your orders and all the behind the scenes of running a very successful graphics business. Along with our maps, we operate TheOldFern.com which specializes in botanical and natural history prints.
It is our belief that we should offer a quality product at a fair price, and we do not 'markup' our items in shipping costs like so many other venders. Any map we sell is a work of art. My works have been displayed in homes, government offices, and museums around the world.
Email us through Etsy or watercolormaps(at)hotmail.com with any questions or special requests for custom work.
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