Rachel Alvarez Art - Fine Art & Illustration
  • watercolor us map


    This watercolor map is truly one of a kind. With each of the 50 states originally hand-painted with watercolors, and then pieced together, you will not find another United States map quite like this one. Over 450 hours of painting, and even more time in editing and formatting, was invested into the making of this map-over 5 months of faithful daily painting during my kid's nap times. 

    This project started after a custom request from a customer. Her friend was retiring from the Coast Guard, and she asked me to paint the locations where she had been stationed. Once that was completed, I just had to keep going! I did not originally intend on printing these paintings into a map form, but I am so happy that I did. 

    Each image showcases the individual state in a unique way- whether it be the misty fog over the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, or the white sandy beaches of Florida's gulf coast. This US map art is the perfect gift for any nature lover- traveler - or as a beautiful statement piece in your home. 

    With sizes ranging from 11x14 inches to 36x48 inches (or larger, if custom ordered), there are many options of where you could display this item. Each size is a common/standard framing size, except the 36x48 option. For that size you will need to look into specialty framing solutions. 

    *Note- because of the tremendous detail in this map I must mention that in the 11x14 size, the New England states are VERY small, and details are more difficult to enjoy in comparison with the larger sizes that are available. 

    Your map will either be shipped to you flat, in a sturdy white mailer, or secured in a hard mailer tube. It will be hand signed in pencil along the edge of Florida.

    *Please note that this item can take up to 2 weeks in processing time due to the printing needs according to size. If you need your item rushed, additional charges will apply. Please email me before you place your rush order. 

    Each of the states in this map may also be purchased as individual prints or notecards. For those items, please visit the rest of my shop.

    Interested in seeing photos of this project as it was being developed? 

    Check out my instagram @rachelalvarezart to see lots of work-in-progress pics and personal inspiration.

    Thanks so much for looking!