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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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