VERO BEACH — Lisa Middleton will be the Guest Artist at Main Street Vero Beach for the month of November. Her opening reception will be on Friday Nov. 2nd from 5-8 p.m. during the First Friday Gallery Stroll.
Lisa Middleton’s Great River Arts started its journey in 2006, when she began restoring and painting historical french maps of the Mississippi River. Art collectors and interior designers loved the subtle enchantment of the gently painted maps, and the demand for her restored and painted historic maps has quickly spread across the country.
Her historical map collection rapidly developed into custom map services for private estates, resorts, lakes, public lands, and regional attractions—all with the vintage charm of her earlier works, applying borders, cartouches, and fonts found in historic maps from the 1850’s and earlier.
Each piece of contemporary travel map art created by Lisa Middleton is the result of an in-depth, collaborative process between cartographers, architects, colorists and professional researchers. As constant traveler, she continues to paint originals and work with her design team from the road and her home base near Glacier National Park, Montana. She pursues new map suggestions and collaborations every day.
To stay updated on her newest maps and travels visit her Facebook at facebook.com/greatriverarts. If you love historic and travel maps, you may also sign up for her newsletter at Greatriverarts.com, and enjoy 400 maps with a zoom lens.
Lisa has treasured her annual visits to Vero Beach over the last several years and is eager to relocate full time from Montana in years to come. The artist stated, “Thank you Vero Beach for creating such a nurturing art community in such a unique part of Florida!”
Main Street Vero Beach is located at 2036 14th Ave, Arts District in the 100 year old Historic Downtown Vero Beach. For more information, you may call 772-643-6782 or visit the website at mainstreetverobeach.org.