I’m always looking for new ideas and new ways of sharing my art work so email me or find me on social media with your creative thoughts.
GPS Drawing may sound simple, you just find a picture on a map then run, cycle, drive or swim the route, but in reality it can be really hard. Check out the “Creating GPS Drawings” section below to find out more.
Sheng Xiao Series
This will be 12 images, one for each of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals.
Tige, Rabbit, Horse, Monkey, and Rooster are done. I have Goat and Snake planned. If you see a Dog, Pig, or Dragon anywhere let me know
Press and Media
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I take commissions. If you have a product to sell, a message to send, an event to promote, or a person to celebrate get in touch!
Rhapsody Parts 1, 2, and 3 - Inspired by Queen and the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.
Creating GPS Drawings
GPS Drawing can be very simple if using overly developed pareidolia you see a picture in a map and just run it.
But it can also be very difficult to find what you are looking for if it’s a specific image or shape or text. It can be tricky to plans routes avoiding rivers and railway lines, motorways, etc, and can take hours to run the route. While running I sometimes find roads that have new buildings on them, paths which are blocked, or towpaths inaccessible.
I plan my drawings using Open Street Map and the ViewRanger website and app. This allows me to adjust the route, add details, avoid motorways and canals and also plan supply and toilet stops if needed.
Though other artists cycle, drive, or even swim I run all my routes. I use a Garmin GPS watch (and my phone as backup) to record a track.
I share my drawings using the Strava app and Instagram then turn some of them into stand alone art pieces starting with Thunderforest maps, then changing colours to create striking images.