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Christine Goldschmidt creates illustrated map to help tourists find landmarks in Newark

An artist and illustrator is creating in illustrated map of Newark.

Christine Goldschmidt, originally from Zimbabwe, has been living in Newark for 14 years and decided to produce a map of the town featuring its various landmarks.

As someone who used maps when she first came to the town, Christine thought it would be useful for tourists to have an illustrative map to help them find their way around.

Christine Goldschmidt in her studio. (6451068)
Christine Goldschmidt in her studio. (6451068)

Using ink, watercolours and watercolour paper, Christine is creating a map that shows some of Newark’s tourist attractions, including the castle, and some of the places she is fond of, including the Riverside Ice-cream Parlour.

Christine said: “I had seen on Instagram others do maps of other cities and I thought it was really interesting. I thought it would be great for a tourist coming to the Newark area.

“I have been looking at Google Maps and picking places everyone would know. I want it so that people can quickly look at the map at the map and know where they are.

Progress of the Newark map. (6633520)
Progress of the Newark map. (6633520)

“I haven’t thought too much about what I will do with the map when its finished but I might take it to some galleries or to the council to see if it can be used for events.”

Christine who has a degree in fine art is a stay-at-home mum, which has allowed her to dedicate more time to being an artist and illustrator.

“I have been able to do more artwork, which has been nice,” she said.

To see Christine’s map or some of her other work, follow her Instagram page, @artand soles_co

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