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Appalachian Trail

I made this watercolor map illustration to help show the geographic extent of the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia in the south to Maine’s Mount Katahdin in the north. The map appeared in a travel feature in the October/November 2010 issue of Country magazine.
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Kodiak Island

Life on Alaska’s Kodiak and Shuyak Islands is not easy, but the spectacular landscape and abundant wildlife are reward enough for those with an adventurous spirit. This watercolor map appeared in a travel feature by the talented photographer Londie Garcia Padelsky in the February/March 2010 issue of Country magazine.
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Vermont in Winter

I created this map to accompany a feature story in the Dec/Jan 2017 issue of Country magazine. The article describes the things to see and do in northern Vermont in the winter. It was written and photographed by the talented Vermont photographer John Knox. A cool color palette of the watercolor wash was used match the mood of the content (and the season).
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Mt. Jefferson

In 2014 I traveled to Oregon (my first time!) as a journalist to join a trail repair crew working on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail. The purpose of the trip was to meet fellow volunteers who donate their time (and muscle ) camped out for a week or more in the backcountry wilderness at the base of Mt. Jefferson to perform trail maintenance, repair and restoration. It was an amazing experience! I created this watercolor map to accompany the story I wrote, titled “Trailblazers” in the March 2014 issue of Country magazine. Click here to read the full article.
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Canadian Rockies

The Rocky Mountains range extends from New Mexico in the south into western British Columbia in the north. The Canadian section is incredibly beautiful and rugged, with towering peaks, crystal-clear alpine lakes, abundant wildlife and plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities. This map was published with a travel story by acclaimed Canadian photographer Mike Grandmaison in the February/March 2015 issue of Country magazine.
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Florida Gulf Coast

I made this memory map to record a fun spring break trip I took from Tampa to Naples along the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2013. This map helps me remember dining on fresh seafood, lying on powder-soft beaches and a sweltering hike through Myakka State Park.
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Unbranded

Unbranded is the name of a book and documentary movie about four young cowboys who hatch a plot to adopt, train and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. A story about this Wild West adventure was published in the July 2017 issue of Country magazine.
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Canadian Prairies

This watercolor map illustration accompanied a story about Canada’s prairie provinces in the December/January 2012 issue of Country magazine.
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Bandon

Map of Bandon, Oregon
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Iowa

This is a watercolor map with digital art overlaid. It appeared in a feature about Iowa in  the February/March 2018 issue of Country magazine.
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Finger Lakes Wedding

Someone found a map I made of New York’s Finger Lakes online and contacted me to ask if I could create a similar map that she could add to her wedding invitation. What a cool idea!
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Sabino Canyon

This illustration uses an abstract style using a watercolor wash as the backdrop to the map. It was featured in the February/March 2015 issue of Country magazine.  
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Fulcher Garden

This is a watercolor illustration of a private garden that I did for Vintage Style magazine [Summer 2014]  © Harris Publications  
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Minnesota

In winter, ice and snow transform all of Minnesota into a crystalline wonderland. It’s the perfect destination for skaters, skiers and snowshoers. And since it is most well-known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” (even though the official count is more around 12,000), it’s an ice fisherman’s dream! This map appeared in a feature story in the December/January 2016 issue of Country magazine.
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Western Virginia

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a road trip everyone should make at least once, especially in autumn! This map was published in the October/November 2011 issue of Country magazine.
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Pennsylvania Dutch Country

The Amish of Pennsylvania’s Lycoming and Clinton Counties still live a centuries-old “Plain” lifestyle. When you visit you will step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace, one where the horse & buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape. (from DiscoverLancaster.com) I created this map for a story that highlighted the Amish settlements in the Sugar and Nippenose Valleys of central Pennsylvania. It appeared in a story in the April/May 2011 Country magazine.  
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Northern California

When it comes to rugged mountain beauty, it’s hard to beat northern California. From Yosemite’s Half Dome to Napa Valley’s vineyards, and the rolling hills of Point Reyes to the mighty coastal Redwoods, this part of the west is about as good as it gets! I created this map to accompany a travel story about northern California that appeared in the April/May 2011 issue of Country magazine.
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Arizona

This map appeared in the January/February 2011 issue of Country magazine.
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Last Dollar Ranch

This map was published in the February/March 2011 issue of Country magazine.
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Vermont

Vermont got its name from the French les verts monts, which means “Green Mountains”. Hence the state’s common nickname. This map appeared in the October/November 2013 issue of Country magazine.
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Hawaii

Did You Know…there are a total of 136 islands in the Hawaiian archipelago but only seven of them are inhabited: Oahu, Hawaii (The Big Island), Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Niihau. The remaining 129 are composed of small islets, atolls (which are coral islands circling a lagoon), and coral reefs. (from HawaiiLiving.com) This map was published as part of a travel feature in the December/January 2013 issue of Country magazine.
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Wallowa Valley

This map was published as part of a travel feature in the April/May 2013 issue of Country magazine.
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Eastern Tennessee

This map appeared in the August/September 2013 issue of Country magazine.
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Proffit Ranch

This is a small watercolor map I created for the story, “Cow Camp” in the February/March 2014 issue of Country magazine.
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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is one of eastern Canada’s maritime provinces, off New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is known for its red-sand beaches, lighthouses, and fertile farmland, and is much beloved for its plentiful seafood like lobster and mussels. This is a watercolor map I created for a travel story in the December/January 2014 issue of Country magazine.
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Massachusetts

This map was created for a story about the Quabbin Reservoir of central Massachusetts. It appeared in the September 2014 issue of Country Extra magazine.
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Labrador & New Foundland

This map was featured in a travel story about Labrador and New Foundland in the 2011 DecJan issue of Country magazine.  
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Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois is a land of forests, gorges, cliffs and waterfalls. There’s even a cypress swamp with the state’s oldest tree (over 1,000 years old)!  
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New England

This watercolor map of New England appeared in a travel story in the January 2015 issue of Country Extra magazine. I also hand-lettered the title and state names.
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park celebrated it’s centennial in 2015 and Country magazine ran a special feature in its August/September issue to commemorate the occasion. As you might expect, this park is enormous and has some of the most stunning natural beauty I have been blessed to witness. I created this map to help the reader get better acquainted with the layout of the park. I played with a more whimsical style and used acrylic for the background.
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Western Michigan

Michigan is one of my favorite states, and the western region is especially scenic. It offers spectacular sand dunes, lovely lighthouses and stunning sunsets over Lake Michigan. This map was featured in a travel story in the August/September 2014 issue of Country magazine.
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Ouray

Are you lucky enough to have traveled to western Colorado? That part of the country is unlike anywhere else in the world — full of crips mountain air, rugged peaks, wildflower meadows and wildlife aplenty.  It is also chock full of Old West mountain towns like Ouray, Silverton, Lake City and Crested Butte. This map was created to accompany a travel story featured in the April/May 2014 issue of Country magazine.
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Atlantic Canada

In the Atlantic region of Canada, nearly 500 lighthouses still stand along the 33,000 miles of mainland and island coastline. Here is a rather detailed watercolor map I made to show a selection of some of the more famous lights in the region. My map was key in showing the relative locations of some of the sites mentioned in the story (below), published in the May 2014 issue of Country Extra magazine. This is an excellent example of how an editorial map illustration adds richness and added interest to a story.  
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North Central Oregon

North central Oregon has some amazing scenery and offers an abundance of outdoor adventure activities. Check out the John Day Fossil Beds, Painted Hills, Umatilla and Ochoco National Forests, Cottonwood Canyon State Park and the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. I created this fun map to be published as part of a travel feature focused on this region. It appeared in the July 2014 issue of Country Extra magazine.
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Indiana

Northern Indiana has some unexpectedly lovely scenery, particularly along the Wabash River. In the west central part of the state lies the rustic and charming Parke County, home to 31 covered bridges. I created this watercolor map for a travel story in the 2016 October/November issue of Country magazine.  
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Michigan’s UP

If you like lighthouses, waterfalls, rugged coastlines or plentiful wildlife, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a must-see destination. I painted this map to accompany a travel story about some of the region’s most popular attractions. This map appeared in a travel feature in the February 2012 issue of Country magazine.
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White Mountains

The White Mountains cover a swath eastern New Hampshire into western Maine and offer breathtaking vistas, clear mountain lakes and streams, and giant hardwood forests and alpine peaks. This map was featured in the April/May 2015 issue of Country magazine.
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Buffalo River

The beautiful Buffalo Wild and Scenic River runs for 150 miles in northwestern Arkansas. Much of it is protected by the National Park Service. This watercolor map was published in the September 2017 issue of Country Extra magazine.  
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Alaska

This watercolor map was an ambitious undertaking, as Alaska is the largest state in the continental U.S. (twice the size of Texas) and has over 33,904 miles of coastline! This map appeared in a special feature about Alaska in the June/July 2012 issue of Country magazine.
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Shenandoah Valley

The Shenandoah Valley, often simply called “The Big Valley”, stretches 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. I created this map as a vertical spread to appear in a travel feature in the 2018 April/May issue of Country magazine.
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Grand Manan Island

Canada’s Grand Manan Island has a bit of pirate lore associated with it, so I used that as my inspiration to create the look of an old weathered treasure map. I had a lot of fun with this one! The map fills a whole page with photos and captions placed around it, creating a visually engaging layout. It appeared in the July 2018 issue of Country Extra magazine.
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Finger Lakes

This is a watercolor map of upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region that I created for a feature in Country magazine [October/November 2014]. This region has so much to offer, from bucolic hills and placid lakes to deep gorges and towering waterfalls. The Finger Lakes are also widely known for their wineries. Someday I would like to create a map of them all!  
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Alabama

This map was created for a travel story that focused on the gorgeous scenery of northern Alabama. It appeared in the August/September 2016 issue of Country Extra magazine. As the art director for this magazine, I tailored each map to the details of the related story. In this way, the map serves an important role in helping to orient the reader and transport him/her to a specific place. Tough this map does not show roads, it could easily be used to plan a road trip to the region.
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Cordova

This is a watercolor map I did of the Alaskan city of Cordova and the nearby Copper River Delta (world-famous for it’s magnificent salmon). It appears in a feature story in the Dec/Jan 2019 issue of Country magazine. I designed the map around the content in the story, to help the reader understand the geography of the region.
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Puerto Rico

My daughter’s high school band is going to Puerto Rico for Spring Break in 2019. I made this map to show their itinerary and highlight some of the amazing things they will see and do. What a fabulous opportunity for those young musicians!
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Athens

This map of Athens, Greece (and neighboring islands) was commissioned for use in orienting and informing attendees at a corporate sales conference in the region in June. It is supplemented by a detail map of the resort area (below), to highlight a few noteworthy buildings around the grounds of the hotel complex. The background was painted with watercolor while the icons and type were rendered digitally in Photoshop.  
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Refugee Camps – Worldwide

Candlewick Press of Massachusetts contacted me to create five custom illustrated maps for an upcoming book tentatively titled The Long Journey, due out in May 2020. Each map depicts a different region of the world: Afghanistan, Sudan, Burundi, Northern Iraq and Myanmar. A map will be featured on each chapter’s opening spread, and each chapter contains first-person testimony about what it is like to flee war, face violence, grow up in a refugee camp, be sold into slavery and eventually resettle in America. It’s sure to be a powerfully emotional book and I’m honored to be a part of it.
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Spartanburg

Marriott Hotels in Spartanburg, South Carolina, wanted to promote a few of the scenic attractions available to visitors to the area. So they commissioned me to create this illustrated map highlighting various parks, trails and waterfalls in and around Hub City. A smaller inset map was included to show 6 destinations that are “worth the drive.” I’ve never been to South Carolina, but when I do I definitely want to check out Spartanburg…and now I have a handy map to show me around!
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