Ohn Mar WinHertfordshire, GB
UK based illustrator who adores food in most shapes and forms.
Originally from Burma, Ohn Mar's earliest memory is actually the smell of jasmine flowers, toasted spices, and freshly cooked rice. She has been illustrating for 20 years, within editorial (magazines and books) greetings cards and web design. Ohn Mar has most recently been illustrating food packaging for small and well known brands. She is very proud this year TDAC published a book of 30 illustrated recipes that appeared on their site, and can now be bought on Amazon.
Ohn Mar takes part in a sketch a day challenge which she posts on Instagram, She likes to have fun with her illustrations, often combining line art with hand lettering and texture.
Maps By Ohn Mar Win
This is my 10 year old daughters map of our Solar System. During this year's lock down she taught herself Procreate (and a bunch of animation apps) She honestly did this all by herself only asking for technical advice. I couldn't be a prouder mama knowing she enjoys her creative time as much as me.
I have always loved sci fi films from childhood (like Flash Gordon) and it remains one of my favourite cinematic genres. These films serve my love of adventure, wild imagination, with many being thought provoking, highlighting what it means to be human (and our place in the Universe )
Bread has a permanent place on our plates and in our hearts, wherever we live. Nearly every nation in the world has some form of bread that they claim as their own. Whether yeasted or unleavened, with added seeds or unadorned, these breads are unique to each country.
During time of Covid I made endless versions of Baozi with my kids, which is now a firm favourite.
When my daughter was 6 we were looking for something to occupy our evenings. She had her brother's old (think vintage) telescope but we had no way of know what we were looking at. With a quick google search I found several apps that would help us identify the twinkling dots above. We were enthralled by the new discoveries and would stay up later and later to watch Mars appear over the horizon or catch the ISS zoom pass. It was a wonderful mother daughter bonding experience as she was allowed to stay up late and handle my phone as we panned the night sky from a near by field. Then we'd walk home hand in hand talking about what we'd seen. Even now we still keep an ear out for any exciting developments like the SpaceX zooming pass or NEOWISE comet ( which we both saw) It was a very special time and one I'll always treasure.
I've been to Paris many times and I'm always amazed by its gentle beauty. There's always so much to explore and a long weekend is never enough to marvel at all of the stunning sites and places to explore, and some delightful food too.
I spent many weeks in southern Indian in my youth. In the near future I'd love to spend a month touring the 'golden triangle' taking in the stunning forts and multicoloured old towns. And as a Buddhist I'd love to visit Nepal and discover the history and heritage. Sampling the foods of each country would also be a big high light for me too.
I'm fortunate enough to live close to London and have always enjoyed its delights, from historical, gastronomical, theatrical and musical. I'm hoping that every month throughout 2017 I will submit a map here on TDAC. It will mostly be of world cities but I may go off at a tangent depending on how I feel !
Florence is such a magnificent city and I've had the pleasure of visiting several times. I have wanted to create a map based on E.M.Forster's novel, and subsequent film adaptation for many years. I have included some of the city's iconic architecture with reference to its role in the novel/ film. I hope to have captured some of Florence's enchantment and romance.
Some of the highlights of this beautiful English county. And also some of the well known and some less well known foodie treats. For example Yarg cheese which is wrapped in nettles... Star Gazey pie - a fish pie with distinctive features...and hevva (heavy) cake scored to look like fishing nets
I am a huge Jane Austen fan, although this is possibly my favourite novel by her. Reading it as a impressionable teenager I imagined where in Hertfordshire some of the major events took place - since I really do live in that county! The map contains most of the main locations with brief explanations.
Yangon still retains a certain amount of charm as the former capital of Myanmar ( since colonial times) Despite the traffic & noise that is fast encroaching this city it has many wondrous sights & smells that are unique to this Asian country