GNSI DC Meeting Report- Jaime Quintero: Cartographic Artist
The DC chapter meeting last night was a wonderful treat. Jaime
Quintero brought numerous examples of his original artwork, with some
very impressive/colorful geographical relief maps, and a short video
that presented a travel log of his South American experiences as seen
through his art and photography. He discussed his career for the past
20 years which has covered a wide range of work, but always seems to
revolve around educating the public about geography and cultures.
Jaime started out as a cartographer/engineer and developed his
impressive artistic skills mostly on his own. Jaime worked for the
National Geographic at the beginning of the 1980's. After finishing
several massive 3D geography projects in 1984 he decided to take his
skills back to South America, a wide open field for his particular
talents. The last 17 years have seen him moving around South America
doing all sorts of map renderings, illustration work, and teaching.
Some of these project have led to presentations to governmental
leaders of the countries in which he worked. He became a US citizen
13 years ago, and has finally decided to make the Northern
Virginia/DC area his home base. He owns a company that is creating
artwork for the South American educational market. This includes more
than just map products. He showed us a large collection of color work
he generated for a weekly newspaper. He has a heavy work load and is
looking for illustrators to work with him on these projects.
Jaime's extended stay in South America has left him outside the
general move in cartography toward digital rendering of maps. While
he does use mapping data available in digital form as a basis for his
work, he still works his final art the traditional way, hand rendered
watercolor on illustration board. He hopes now that he is near the
map creation capital of the world (DC) that he will be able to dive
into the new technologies and come up with a blend of the digital and
traditional for his company's needs.
Jaime also is hoping to find the venues, resources, time and talent
to create more of the large scale educational murals and geographic
models that have really been his first love. He believes strongly in
the Guild's mission of education, and after being out of touch for so
many years is rejoining the Guild and becoming a DC chapter member.
If you would like to find out more from Jaime Quintro directly:
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