Illustrated Maps, Life Maps & Wedding Maps

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I have been designing and painting illustrated maps for over twenty years. My first commissioned map was of the estate of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Polly Samson in 1994. Initials of all family members and poems were intertwined with the delicate illustrations.From the origins of traditional estate maps, my maps celebrate not only the home of a client but also their lives, careers and weddings. Events throughout their lives are illustrated. Funny stories such as having to hide in an outside loo overnight as there was a leopard on the roof in Northern Rhodesia have been depicted. (this was not David Gilmour by the way..) To helping to start up The Prince's Trust and overcoming adversity by climbing Mount Everest after catastrophic injury. Some people live extraordinary lives but eveyone has their own tale to tell. Such stories, when woven into an illustrated map become a wonderful family heirloom and talking piece in the home.