'Islands of the Bahamas and West Indies' Custom Tile Mural Backsplash
A custom ordered tile mural of my Caribbean Chart.
The client installed this himself and was kind enough to send me a photo of the finished backsplash.
Glazed ceramic tiles arrive numbered for easy installation. He added the pretty rope-twist tile edge.
My hand drawn chart that inspired his project.
Drawn and painted by hand. Using India ink layered with a watercolor wash in an old world style with the ports of today. (Nothing is computer generated here).
An idyllic day, the trade winds (as a cherub) gently playing with old sailing ships and Magnificent Frigatebirds, the sun setting in the Gulf, the passages marked for easy navigation, and embellished with my mermaids and sea monsters.
The chart shows; the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos through the Caribbean archipelago, into the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula and down the east coast of Central America. I’ve included a few small islands off the coast - simply because I was playing or living there - and I want to see them on a map. Isla Mujeres, Ambergris Caye, the Bay Islands of Honduras. Then drifting along the coastline to Rio Dulce, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, on down the north coast of South America to Isla Margarita, and Trinidad.
I'm always surprised where my artwork finds a home.
The PGA contacted me and asked if they could use my chart on the front side of an invitation for a fundraiser.
Guest received the invitation in a bottle! Ahoy Buccaneers!
They were kind enough to send me a bottle and the contents :) With credits, of course.