Coastal Art Maps Launches Elegant Maps of the Florida Keys

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Limited Edition Art Maps Make Great Gifts

Coastal Art Maps, a New York-based map-making company, has just introduced gorgeous water color maps of the Florida Keys, in response to numerous customer requests. The company’s maps of East Coast beaches, including the New Jersey shoreline that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, each represent a moment when an ever-changing world is briefly frozen in time. Artist Joseph S. Tarella, Owner of Coastal Art Maps, creates breathtaking artwork using the time-honored tools of pen-and-ink and watercolor washes. The tactile quality that Tarella achieves by using ink and watercolors on vellum allows for a kind of expression not easily achieved using more modern, mechanical methods.

The three new Florida maps, rendered in the well known natural divisions of Upper, Middle and Lower Keys, vividly present the many, varied isles, linked by the Overseas Highway, within the vast watery background of the southernmost part of the country. The Upper Keys map features Key Largo and Biscayne Bay and the beginning of the island chain. The Middle Keys map includes the residential enclaves from Tavernier and Islamorada down to Marathon. The Lower Keys map starts at the 7 mile bridge, passing through Bahia Honda and Big Pine Key and ends at the most famous of the keys, iconic Key West. Each map represents approximately 25 miles and richly depicts the broad varieties of land forms, inhabited areas and vast natural wonders.

“These maps, singly or as a group, will make wonderful and informative keepsakes for the avid sportsman, the casual naturalist or anyone familiar with this beautiful, water-centric American paradise,” Tarella continued.

“Coastal Art Maps started as a hobby. I like maps and traveling, and when I built a house on Long Beach Island, I couldn’t find any maps of the area that I liked, so I created my own,” said Joseph S. Tarella, Artist and Owner of Coastal Art Maps. “When my friends and neighbors saw the maps I’d created, they loved them and wanted their own versions. The labor-of-love company evolved from there.”

Artist Joseph Tarella offers a series of limited-edition art maps of selected coastlines. Each map presents an elegant, detailed and accurate rendering of selections of East Coast land areas, highlighting their juxtaposition and relationships between land and water, islands, parks, roadways, and other significant elements. These comprehensive and beautiful ink-and-watercolor compositions, offered on full size giclee canvas or half-size watercolor paper, make a truly unique and satisfying acquisition.

Tarella combines his architectural experience, passion for travel and love of map-making to create stunning maps of East Coast beaches. Coastal Art Maps currently has 18 different maps in circulation, depicting areas including the New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Florida coastlines. Tarella, a trained architect and co-owner of SawickiTarella Architecture+Design PC, also customizes maps, identifying specific locations, per customer request.

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