KelleyBrenBurke

custom illustrations | abstract art | digital downloads

Minneapolis, Minnesota 116 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (21)

KelleyBrenBurke

custom illustrations | abstract art | digital downloads

Minneapolis, Minnesota | 116 Sales

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Kelley Bren Burke

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Kelley Bren Burke

Announcement    I love creating custom home, business and pet portraits! I'll turn your photo into a one-of-a-kind print within one week.

I use my iPad, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app to sketch and "paint" these portraits. If you’d like to see my process, please watch the video in the About section of my shop. If you purchase a house or building portrait, I’m happy to send you a video of my process for sketching your house.

I'd love to sketch for you! If you'd like a custom portrait, please provide me with three things:

1) A clear photo (send via Etsy convos)
2) Your desired print size (choose at checkout)
3) Your custom phrase (note at checkout)
4) Your font choice (choose at checkout, see photo #3 of each listing)

Purchase any listing in my shop. After I receive your order and information, I’ll create your custom portrait within one week. Then you’ll receive a digital download in PDF and / or JPEG, ready to print.

I have a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy called Gems by Kelley. Gems by Kelley has over 6,000 sales with a 5 star review average, so you can buy from me in confidence. I'm committed to happy customers in both of my shops. I began hand lettering and drawing as a new creative project in 2017. I create most of my art digitally.

I was inspired to begin sketching homes by my neighbors. They had a party after they remodeled their house. They included a photo in the party invitation of what their house looked like in 1993. I was inspired to sketch it for them for a gift. And that's how this business came to be.

• 15% OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER •
Receive a 15% off coupon when you join my mailing list! Just copy the link below and pop it into your browser.

https://www.kelleybrenburke.com/mailing-list

I currently send out emails about once a month.

All my best,

Kelley
Connect with me:
www.kelleybrenburke.com
www.facebook.com/kelleybrenburkeart/
https://www.instagram.com/gemsbykelley/

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2019

I love creating custom home, business and pet portraits! I'll turn your photo into a one-of-a-kind print within one week.

I use my iPad, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app to sketch and "paint" these portraits. If you’d like to see my process, please watch the video in the About section of my shop. If you purchase a house or building portrait, I’m happy to send you a video of my process for sketching your house.

I'd love to sketch for you! If you'd like a custom portrait, please provide me with three things:

1) A clear photo (send via Etsy convos)
2) Your desired print size (choose at checkout)
3) Your custom phrase (note at checkout)
4) Your font choice (choose at checkout, see photo #3 of each listing)

Purchase any listing in my shop. After I receive your order and information, I’ll create your custom portrait within one week. Then you’ll receive a digital download in PDF and / or JPEG, ready to print.

I have a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy called Gems by Kelley. Gems by Kelley has over 6,000 sales with a 5 star review average, so you can buy from me in confidence. I'm committed to happy customers in both of my shops. I began hand lettering and drawing as a new creative project in 2017. I create most of my art digitally.

I was inspired to begin sketching homes by my neighbors. They had a party after they remodeled their house. They included a photo in the party invitation of what their house looked like in 1993. I was inspired to sketch it for them for a gift. And that's how this business came to be.

• 15% OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER •
Receive a 15% off coupon when you join my mailing list! Just copy the link below and pop it into your browser.

https://www.kelleybrenburke.com/mailing-list

I currently send out emails about once a month.

All my best,

Kelley
Connect with me:
www.kelleybrenburke.com
www.facebook.com/kelleybrenburkeart/
https://www.instagram.com/gemsbykelley/

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5 out of 5 stars
(21)

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This review made my day! I loved sketching this sweet home starstarstarstarstar️ “I am beyond pleased with how it turned out. It literally brought tears to my eyes. I can not wait to give it to my mother. I printed out multiple copies and intend on framing it.”
I LOVE doing custom portraits. Mart Anthony’s is an Italian restaurant in Chicago. This portrait is for an invitation for a rehearsal dinner in January, so I wintered up the scene for them snowflake️ Want me to illustrate something special for you? Just ask :)
It’s already chilly here in Minneapolis, so I loved illustrating this commissioned beach home this week!
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About KelleyBrenBurke

Sales 116
On Etsy since 2017
Video summary: This sketch was a gift for my friend Amanda. She owns an art studio in Minneapolis. I met Amanda when I was the store manager at Barnes & Noble bookstore - I hired her as a part-time bookseller. She left B&N to open her studio, which is now 10 years old!

“And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” ― Meister Eckhart

Hi! I'm Kelley!

Most days, you can find me working at our Minneapolis home with our two dogs, Gracie and Murphy. I'm a self-employed artist with two businesses. My work brings me so much joy. But it wasn't always that way.

I spent 20 years of my life working retail. Twenty years. It was the best possible kind of retail. I managed a Barnes & Noble bookstore. I love books and book people. But I’m a true introvert, and retail is not a great match for introverts.

I started making jewelry as a creative outlet in 2005. In 2013 I summoned up all my courage to open my first Etsy shop, Gems by Kelley. Two years later, I made the biggest leap of my life - I quit my job at Barnes & Noble to be a full-time artist. To see my jewelry, please visit www.etsy.com/shop/GemsByKelley

By 2017, I had made over 5,000 pieces of jewelry. I was ready for a second creative outlet. I began dabbling in lettering and art. I discovered the Apple Pencil and the digital illustration app Procreate. I love sketching on my iPad. I began selling commissioned portraits of homes, buildings and pets.

I was inspired to begin sketching homes by my neighbors. They had a party after they remodeled their house. They included a photo in the party invitation of what their house looked like in 1993. I was inspired to sketch it for them for a gift. And that's how this business came to be.

If you’d like to see my illustration process, please watch the time lapse video in the About section of my shop. If you purchase a house portrait, I’m happy to send you a video of my process for sketching your house.

I’m beaming out a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who supports me as a self-employed artist. If you’ve purchased my work or cheered me along, thank you. I’m doing what I love, and my life is infinitely more joyful because of it. Thank you.

All my best,

Kelley

Shop members

  • Kelley

    Owner & Artist

    I worked at Barnes & Noble bookstores for 20 years as a store manager. Now I get to spend my days making art & jewelry. I still love books and learning. I listen to audiobooks and podcasts while I work.

  • Murphy

    Employee Of The Month (Every Other Month)

    Murphy is often right by my side as I'm sketching. If he's not, he can be found gazing at me from across the room, like in this photo. I love working at home with my dogs ❤️

  • Gracie

    Employee Of The Month (Every Other Month)

    Gracie is our 12 year old girl. It gets chilly in Minneapolis so she likes wearing t-shirts and sweaters. She is the guardian of our home. She protects us and your home portrait by barking at passersby.

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Last updated on Jun 19, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What print sizes are available?

Please select your desired print size at checkout.

Options include:
5X7 inches
8X8 inches
8X10 inches
10X10 inches
8.5X11 inches
11X14 inches
12X12 inches

For my international clients: I offer portraits in A4 and A5 sizes.

I’m flexible about the print size. If you’d like a different size, please send me an Etsy conversation. I’ll get right back to you.

All my art will print at 300 DPI, which is an excellent print quality.

When will I receive my print?

I’ll create your custom home portrait within one week. Then you’ll receive a digital download in PDF and / or JPEG, ready to print. The print quality will be excellent (300 DPI).

What info do you need for the portrait?

Please provide me with three things:

1) A clear photo for the portrait (send via Etsy convos).
2) Your desired print size (choose at checkout)
3) Your custom phrase, if you'd like one included (note at checkout)
4) Your font choice (choose at checkout, see photo #3 in all listings)

I’ll reach out via Etsy conversations shortly after purchase to confirm this information.

Free gift - a fun 30 second creation video!

I’m happy to include a super sped-up video of the creation of your home portrait. To see an example, visit the “About” section of my shop.

If you’d like this, I’ll send your video via email. Etsy conversations don’t allow video attachments.

Where can I print my portrait?

I've used FedEx in the past. I email the print file to my local FedEx. I request their best quality matte cardstock. It's usually ready within a hour or so.

I haven't used UPS or large office supply stores, but they also offer printing services.

May I choose the background color for my portrait?

Yes! If you have a specific color in mind, please let me know. Otherwise, I'll choose a background color that works well with the portrait. If you love it when you see it, great! If you'd prefer a different background color, it's easy for me to change it.

15% Off Your First Order!

Receive a 15% off coupon when you join my mailing list! Just copy the link below and pop it into your browser.

https://www.kelleybrenburke.com/mailing-list

I currently send out emails about once a month.