In all my recent and lengthy NPS Centennial travels, I was perhaps most taken with my meeting up with Lisa Middleton and her vintage map collection. I immediately recognized their importance and relevance to our national parks and encouraged her to attend this upcoming Public Lands Alliance meeting.
|All of us employees ordered a custom map for our director and she cried over how beautiful it was. Lisa was very helpful and easy to work with and she created our map to be better than I could have imagined.|
Maps can be elegant or basic but I love the way they paint a picture that words cannot and communicate to a whole different level of learners. For many people, only a map can make things clear. Your custom-made map communicates both the rural nature of our area, natural beauty and the fiercely independent spirit of our residents in a beautiful color palette with rich, hearty colors.
… it is PERFECT! My wife grew up in Minnesota and we now live in Ohio….. I searched the internet for a print on the boundary waters and the rest was history when we saw your work! Thank you so much for your talent we can now tell and show our Ohio friends where and what the boundary waters are all about. If we need anything else we know where to look first.
|The recipient of the map LOVED it! Thank you.|
|I ordered three of the maps for my daughter and two grandchildren. I already have one and live in Harper’s Ferry, Iowa. One granddaughter especially is very fond of the Mississippi. Everyone is very happy with product and delivery process.|
Wow. I can’t begin to describe how beautiful and special this map is. Will post pic after framing. Great communication with seller and I highly recommend this shop. Thanks again, Lisa!
I am eager to give it as a gift! We live on the river and my Partner has always been nuts about maps!
As you know we presented Mayre with the Map of the Flathead Valley that you so kindly produced for us. Mayre was overwhelmed with joy in receiving the map and has since written to me that it hangs in her house and she enjoys looking at it each day. Citizens has been the protector of the Flathead Valley for over 25 years and the Map has a significant meaning to her as founder.
The Board was so pleased with the final map and it gave us great joy in presenting it. We had over 100 people who came to celebrate and most of them came up to the Map and remarked on locations, the painting and the places they love so much in the Flathead. You chose wonderful depictions of locations and activities to signify the Valley.
Lisa, when I approached you about purchasing a map and found you had not completed one of the Flathead Valley I was thankful you agreed to make it happen. Working with you was a charm and so easy. You had a very tight framework and each deadline was met including helping me find a framer to complete the work.
The entire experience was a dream and one I want to thank you for from all of us.
I have since purchased maps of Glacier Park and are giving them as Christmas presents.
Once again, thank you and I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.
Citizens for A Better Flathead
“Throughout the years I have worked with many artist and not many of them get it as they like to create and not duplicate and not willing to change their work to make it sellable. You have broken that mold and are very responsive and understand our customer’s needs when it comes to their local area. I carried one of the paper maps you sent me so my stores get an impression of your work as well as showed them images on a screen that we were working on. They liked the look and two stores that ordered from these images have already re-ordered.” Chuck Ellenwood, Fish Box, Inc
We are baby step kind of Reps just putting one foot in front of the other and looking forward to walking this trail together with you.