Carmel maps and puzzles created by Sketches of Carmel of WildReach Enterprises is a small self-publishing enterprise formed by Lisa Bryan and son Ashley Bryan-Day in 1995. Lisa has painted and captured the local history and ambiance of the area and from her art merged, books, calendars, maps and puzzles.
Lisa has expressed with her art all the reasons people come to merge into the magic of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Frustrated with the any-town-USA local maps, she embarked on the mission of painting all of downtown Carmel and with help of her son, she learned the technical and graphic discipline of self-publishing. Working from photographs and life she describes in watercolors each block and environs which ultimately became what is now the Carmel Treasure Map
Lisa has been painting all her life. Growing up in Vancouver B.C she had a horse and being her muse, painted many equine studies. In her charming studio in Court of the Fountains she takes commissions to paint in oils or watercolors pets, horses, private homes, businesses, vineyards…whatever…
Her love of Carmel culminated in many images, via commissions and her pictorial maps. The work became a detailed montage to be her third jigsaw puzzle of this little village nestled under old trees by the bay. “All Things Carmel” will be available in April 2021. And giclee prints will be available, to order of any size. Lisa’s second puzzle “A Moment in Time” is all about Carmel with details of individual businesses and includes about twenty portraits of local dogs, is also available.
Lisa has captured the essence of Carmel’s character entirely with her paintings using both watercolors and oils. Her paintings, books, maps, note cards and jigsaw puzzles capture the narrative of what charms many into smile-inducing moments through these artistic creations that faithfully describe the village in all its intricate detail.