Current Gallery: NauticalCharts-Mermaids ( piece)
Hand Drawn and Painted Nautical Charts

While following the equator, I’ve grown attached to maps and charts.

I’ve created these charts for myself, a souvenir of sorts, of where I was living, creating, sailing and diving.

I enjoy the beauty of antique maps, however; I wanted these to be correct, showing the current names and location of towns, villages, bays and reefs.

Creating in this old world style - using India ink and watercolor - is playtime for my imagination. Every scrap of paper is embellished with local boats, old sailing ships, imagined mermaids, sea monsters and island vignettes. To me, this combination of precision and imaginative doodling formed a synergy: splicing the present with the past, allowing each place, each chart, to show its own character.

My mermaids emerge from the wavy blue corners of my mind with their own personality and style. Each ornate tail - like a fingerprint - uniquely theirs. Their hair adorned with seaweed and shells. Often they are enjoying the company of fish and dolphins: pulling the beauty of the reef and sea into one unique being. It is all imagination, fantasy and play: until they are complete. Then, they tell their own stories.

My artwork is also available, mural size on ceramic tile, customized, and may be installed indoor or out. visit www.savannaredman.com for more information.
"Mundo Maya Belize Map"  by savanna
  • Caribbean Nautical Chart Caribbean Nautical Chart
from $ 72
  • Virgin Island Chart Virgin Island Chart
from $ 72
  • Ambergris Caye, Belize Nautical Chart Ambergris Caye, Belize Nautical Chart
from $ 72
  • Mundo Maya Belize Map Mundo Maya Belize Map
from $ 72
  • Mermaid - Reef Madonna Mermaid - Reef Madonna
from $ 72
  • Mermaid Blowing a Queen Conch Shell Mermaid Blowing a Queen Conch Shell
from $ 72
  • 'Lilly' Mermaid and Dolphin Ink Drawing 'Lilly' Mermaid and Dolphin Ink Drawing
from $ 72
  • 'Wild Life' Mermaid 'Wild Life' Mermaid
from $ 72
  • Gulf of Thailand Nautical Chart Gulf of Thailand Nautical Chart
from $ 72
  • Bohemian Guide for Ambergris Caye - Cartoon Map Bohemian Guide for Ambergris Caye - Cartoon Map
from $ 72
  • Detail of left side of the Bohemian Guide Detail of left side of the Bohemian Guide
from $ 72