MY NAME IS MARK

I have always loved drawing and doodling, I am an awkward left-handed soul with an eye for fine detail and accuracy, sometimes spending hundreds of hours on a single piece. I research my subjects extensively. My favourite medium is pen ink and watercolour.

The more intricate the challenge the more I enjoy it. I am inspired by 19th century maps. For me they have more beauty and utility than what we use today. All my work is 100 % original.

 

 

HAND ILLUSTRATED MAPS

What I do is illustration, art and cartography. I am fascinated by maps and charts, particularly from the 19th century and earlier.

I believe that along with the utility of these maps they are things of enduring beauty and skill.

Thus I am inspired to create antique style maps and vintage style maps, in this style.

“I am a self-taught illustrator/artist with no formal qualifications in art. I combine my ability as an illustrator with my inclination to see the magic in the most mundane things and produce highly individual pictures”.   Mark P. Ryan

Testimonials

5* Rating 25 Jul, 2020

These maps are beautiful! They are made out of high quality materials. They’re seriously even more gorgeous in person than they are in the photos. Delivery was quick and efficient and communicating with the seller was easy. Excellent experience 🙂

Katie

5* Rating on 11 Jun, 2020

Absolutely gorgeous maps I’m using them in my study and they are perfect.

Matthew

5* Rating on 15 May, 2020

Brilliant item. High quality, beautifully made and great attention to detail. Dispatch was quick and communication was great. Highly recommended.

Matt

5* Rating on 21 Apr, 2020

Love it! Can’t wait to get it framed and hung in our new wine country abode.

Deb

5* Rating on 25 Mar, 2020

Beautiful map Mark, it will be matted and framed and placed in my husband’s den. Such good work. Thank you

Linda

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