3D explorations of colour

Amelia Coward has a growing international profile for her explorations into mixing, blending and grading colours.

Map dots collection

Amelia's map dots collection comprises artworks created from her library of over 40,000 vintage maps and atlases.

Each piece is a testament to Amelia's careful selection of colours and blending of palettes, the tones and contrasts achieved by using maps from as far back as 1850.

The artworks are created using a unique decoupage process of hand bonding each piece of map on to birch wood before cutting them into the 3D dots used in each original composition.

Map dots

Stripe series

For her stripe collection, Amelia paints birch wood panels using vibrant inks and acrylics and blends them to achieve an ombre. Each panel painting is then cut into slim sections and reassembled, intersected with other ombre paintings to create a bold interaction of colours.

Stripe series

Landscape dots

Using the same meticulous decoupage process as she does for the map dots, for her landscape collection Amelia takes images from vintage books.

The old litho plates and carefully hand bonded to the birch wood and then cut into dots. Each piece is a collection of themed details of seascapes, mountain ranges, dramatic skies and landscapes.

Landscape dots


Amelia Coward is a Kent based artist best known for her explorations into mixing, blending and grading colours.

Born in 1975, she holds a 1st class honours from Central St Martins and MA from the Royal College of Art.

  • 256 London Map Dots Collage With Gold Leaf


    Your piece has just arrived and it is absolutely beautiful! It looks stunning from afar and I had so much fun getting closer and discovering all those special places on your dots. Thank you so much for making it so personal. It is going to be hung at the end of a corridor, so one will be able to admire its colours and composition first and then get closer to discover what it is made out of and find some familiar locations later. Can't wait to show it to the family!


  • Custom Map Dots Collage


    The final piece is absolutely stunning, I keep finding more and more little features and special places the more I look at it. It's beautiful on my office wall. I contacted Amelia to ask if she could create a bespoke sized picture and include a few places that are special to me. The communication was brilliant throughout and she's managed to include everywhere I asked for, right down to street level in a few places. It arrived really well packaged and in perfect condition. Can recommend highly enough. We love a map in my family, so may well be back to have something made for my Dad too.


  • Circle of Map Dots Collage


    Absolutely love this picture, its beautiful. I asked for countries to be included that meant something to us and Amelia was more than happy to accommodate. The colours are stunning with a few of them sparkling in the morning sun. I would highly recommend this.