Hand-DrawnMaps.co.uk is a small illustration studio capable of big things. Passionate about drawing and painting, Hand Drawn Maps specialises in maps and illustration for all occasions.
Lydia graduated in 2004 from Kent Institute of Art and Design with a Fine Art BA(Hons) and started her business in 2009 when a friend asked her to make a cute map as part of her wedding invitations. Over the years she has created all sorts of exciting maps, ranging from National Trust, regional tourist boards, hotels, story maps, fictional and historical maps, a commission for Lord Rothschild, and even a map for a Hollywood film!
Our Central London map was specially designed and created for Kisses from London by Lydia, as well as the London skyline on our envelopes.
“ I’ve been looking for someone to design a fantasy map of Central London for our cards, and when I discovered the Hand Drawn Maps Facebook page I instantly knew I found the ONE! I was over the moon, when Lydia accepted to commission the designs for us. They look amazing!” Mariette, gift creator.
Hand illustrated maps for weddings and business are now, of course, definitely a ‘thing’ and with more outlets for individual artists such as Etsy and NOTHS, there is an ever-increasing appetite for bespoke, high-quality hand-crafted design. It is an exciting time to be an artist!
“When I don’t have a pen in my hand or children running around, you can usually find me singing with my choir, dancing salsa or catching up with friends, preferably over a glass of wine!” Lydia Bevan, Artist
Discover more of Lydia’s art work by visiting her website at hand-drawnmaps.co.uk