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A love of Geography, Art & Design fuels the passion of Rich Britnell's work. For those who cannot visit the Geographics Studio & Gallery in Auburn, AL, we invite you to climb on board for a tour of our new "virtual gallery". Your journey begins here! Click below, to the left, or scroll down and read more...
Geographicsart is great for your home, office, restaurant or business. Each hand treated print is a conversation piece that holds a story from the past. Each print is different from the next because of our technique that has been developed over the past decade. Let us help set your room apart from the rest with our unique pieces of artwork.
This website showcases the design and artwork of Richard E. Britnell from Auburn, AL. Rich Britnell has always had an affinity for old maps and geography, which is evident in the old style maps and documents that he creates. Most of his artwork is coastal in nature, including gulf coast maps, treasure maps, pirate maps and old style sea charts of the American coastline. The artwork is based on history and real facts so it takes on a rather serious and authentic look.
NEW! GulfQuest Museum Pieces
These new pieces were created for the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico located in Mobile, AL. The maps were designed for illustrations on the timeline showing the origins and development of both the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay. Also included is the “Then” mural featured on the Gulf Maritimeline at the museum.
Old Style Maps
Much of the Geographics line of artwork focuses on, but is not limited to, the Gulf Coast region of the country. Detail charts have been drawn by Rich of Mobile Bay, Pensacola Bay and the Florida Gulf Coast, Alabama Gulf Coast, Mississippi Coast, Louisiana Coast, and the Texas Coast. However, lately Rich has begun to chart much of the east coast and is slowly making his way north. Some of his latest maps include areas of the Amelia Island area, the North Carolina Coast, South Carolina Coast and the Georgia Coast.
Pirates & Treasure
Although pirates are glamorized and often times made into cartoon like characters by Hollywood, they were a serious bunch that had a lot to do with the history of the New World. For example, if Jean Lafitte and his band of brethren had not assisted General Andrew Jackson in his 1815 defeat of the British in New Orleans, who knows how history would have unfolded for America. Rich’s artwork explores the history of pirates and their careers, pirate flags and the history of the Jolly Roger, shipwrecks and treasure, Spanish galleons and the treasures that they held.
Lighthouses and Architecture
The lighthouses and architecture along the American coastline are a valuable part of our history. Rich likes to visit lighthouses as he travels to take pictures and learn about their history. He has drawn several lighthouses including Sand Island Lighthouse, Middle Bay Lighthouse, St. Augustine Lighthouse, and Round Island Lighthouse. More are sure to come as Rich travels the coastline.
This is a section dedicated to fish and the sport of catching them. Rich enjoys fishing for inshore species like speckled trout (speck) and ocean dwellers like red snapper and tarpon. He also enjoys throwing the cast net in search of a mullet or two. All of this is reflected in his designs that feature these saltwater fish and the fishing lures and fishing flies that are used to land them. Some of the artwork is also available on T-shirts.
Cast Net (Miscellaneous)
This is the catch all category where you will find artwork imagery that was inspired by things of the past. Spanish crests and flags that were flown on galleons and pirate ships are seen on much of the work in this section. In addition, you will find images of the French fleur de lis, Celtic and Irish crosses and rubbings, jewel encrusted crosses from treasure ships, Golden Section (Golden Mean Proportion) drawings, and various other shields, crests and symbols. A lot of Rich’s inspiration comes from the work of Leonardo da Vinci and imagery of the Renaissance period.
Cities, States & Countries
We named this section after the various shields, crests and fleur-de-lis that are representative of different regions around the world. You will find everything from New Orleans fleur-de-lis to South Carolina Palmettos to Scottish Shields in this section.