When I was a kid my parents had a National Geographic Box Set of Maps. I would open them up, spread them on the floor and go for a journey to far away places. I like to draw and love the coast too so I suppose that I combined all of these things as part of my search for self-actualization!
I design and draw, by hand, old style maps and documents as if I were the cartographer or designer of record during the time. I use pens, pencils, chalk pastel, watercolor, sealing wax, coffee and more in my work. Whatever it takes to make the piece look like a real surviving document.
The Renaissance period has always been of interest to me. Not just in the work accomplished during that time but also how the work has aged over the years. I like to apply this to my work to make it look like an authentic surviving document from years past.