Jane Crosen, Mapmaker
Since 1983, Jane has worked her way around Maine’s coastal and lake regions, making “map portraits” of special places—which, for her, by definition involve lots of water. Jane's stippling and “watercolor” shading styles have evolved to highlight the beautiful intricacy of Maine’s coast and lakeshores, islands and peninsulas. For all her maps, she has researched each region exhaustively, by reading, comparing other maps of the same place (you’d be amazed how they differ), field-checking (road rally with a friend), and enlisting knowledgeable locals as map proofers before going to press. Yet she trys to keep things clean, simple, timeless—complete, without clutter.