"ONE WORD....... Stunning" That's the comment from one of our recent customer. It all started a few years ago, I wanted a decor map of a river that I grew up fishing on, my treasured paradise. After some research I found that nice decor maps of rivers & lakes did not exist. You could get navigation, road, and topography maps, but not a really nice, vintage style lake, river or bay map that would look great hanging in a home or office.
Since I'm very artistic and creative, I began to paint lakes, rivers and bays in a vintage style to give the maps a treasured look, in order to bring back those golden memories.
I call them LEO Lakes Treasured Maps and have painted over 200 from 36 states using USGS maps as guides. I feel like FORREST GUMP who started to run and run and run. I paint, and paint and paint rivers, lakes and bays. I have a goal to paint 1001. Who knows, LEO Lakes may be coming to a store near you.
They make a truly unique and special gift for the lake house owner, lake lover and fisherman. Makes a Great Christmas Present!
Here's what makes them so Special!
I hide afew fish and even a tiny mermaid in the waters of my lakes. Yep, but they're very shy and don't want to be found. Folks just love'm, especially the kids. You might even think they move around overtime. You will find no road names, county, or state lines on my maps. I have found that folks enjoy traveling the roads with their eyes, while trying to get their bearing. I call this the "Leo Lakes gaze." I call my maps Treasured Maps because every treasure has a Ruby and so do my maps, each have a Red Ruby Meridian. I add a vintageplane flying over my maps to signify an adventure to your treasured lake, river, or bay. You will find wildlife in all my maps. These signify the natural beauty of your treasured lake, river or bay. I use wildlife that is common to the subject lake, such as Canadian Geese, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles and others. You can add a star or symbol with a few words to mark that special place, it maybe the location of the lake house, the spot where you caught that trophy fish or some grand view. This will make a very special gift for the lake lover. Did you know that you can always tell if its morning or evening on a Leo Lakes map? Just look at the shadows cast by the wildlife, is the shadow on the east or west? If it's on the west, then it’s morning time. Oh yeah, I have had folks tell me that they change through the day, but don't believe them.
Here's a few Customer Comments: "One word... STUNNING! I am SO incredibly pleased. These gifts are for two very close friends that bought houses on Table Rock Lake this past year. I am so excited to give these to them. I am sure they will be pleased and they will be proudly displayed. Thank you so much!" Customer Comment:Larry, I received my custom, Hammock Lake decor map yesterday and was like a kid opening it on Christmas Day. I could not wait to see it, and it definitely did not disappoint! Its stunning!! Thank you so much for working with me to create this amazing focal point of my home. Your work is gorgeous and is just what I had been looking for!! I absolutely love the barn wood frame!! Thank you also for your promptness on answering your emails and for the super quick delivery. Your business is more than 5 star and is so much appreciated!!! Thank you again and have a GREAT 2014!OMG! Customer Comment: Got my map...love, love, love it! Thank you so much!!!!! I will definitely be sending my lake friends your way!
We can provide, large (43x86'), medium (16"x32) canvas, and smaller(10"x20") lake prints and other sizes if needed. I just finished my largest map yet, a huge 4'x8' of Pickwick Lake for a customer that lives on the lake.
On larger maps, 16x32 and up I hand paint/touch up the canvas print to give a more original look. Leo Lakes maps make an extra special gift! You can add a star to the location of their lake house or special location for a personal touch.
Here are some examples, click maps to enlarge. Also, you can go to my web site to see if I have painted your treasured paradise, if not, we do custom maps too. http://www.leolakes.com