SeashellBeautyinArt

Contemporary & Unique Seashell Mosaic Collage

Chania, Greece · 7 Sales

SeashellBeautyinArt

Contemporary & Unique Seashell Mosaic Collage

Chania, Greece 7 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(4)

Announcement   I start my Summer Beach-Selling Season in just a few weeks and all of the artworks in this shop will then be available to purchase by International visitors to my area of Crete. As a result many designs may start to diappear from my shop over the coming months.

Discounts offered for multiple purchases. All my Seashell Mosaic Collages are made with love on the beautiful Island of Crete.
Shipping is with Hellenic Post and all purchases are shipped via registered mail and provided with a tracking number.

Over 2,250 artworks have been sold to locals and internationals visiting Crete during the last 7 years.

The majority of my recent designs and all the mosaics that form children and people are made from Coquina Seashells. Their natural colours are just stunning and perfect for my mosaics. Unfortunately, though they are found in large quantities in parts of the USA, they are not available to purchase in large quantities anywhere. If anyone can help me acquire more of these Coquina seashells, I would be indebted! Consequently, the designs I do manage to create become so much more valuable because if I don't have these shells I cannot make any more designs.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 6, 2017

I start my Summer Beach-Selling Season in just a few weeks and all of the artworks in this shop will then be available to purchase by International visitors to my area of Crete. As a result many designs may start to diappear from my shop over the coming months.

Discounts offered for multiple purchases. All my Seashell Mosaic Collages are made with love on the beautiful Island of Crete.
Shipping is with Hellenic Post and all purchases are shipped via registered mail and provided with a tracking number.

Over 2,250 artworks have been sold to locals and internationals visiting Crete during the last 7 years.

The majority of my recent designs and all the mosaics that form children and people are made from Coquina Seashells. Their natural colours are just stunning and perfect for my mosaics. Unfortunately, though they are found in large quantities in parts of the USA, they are not available to purchase in large quantities anywhere. If anyone can help me acquire more of these Coquina seashells, I would be indebted! Consequently, the designs I do manage to create become so much more valuable because if I don't have these shells I cannot make any more designs.

Michaela Raeburn

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Michaela Raeburn

Family of Dolphins in Seashell Mosaic
Family of Dolphins in Seashell Mosaic
$150.82
Boy & Girl on the Beach at Sunset
Boy & Girl on the Beach at Sunset
$162.89
Two Girls on Swings in Seashell Mosaic
Two Girls on Swings in Seashell Mosaic
$84.46
Seagulls on the Beach in Seashell Mosaic
Seagulls on the Beach in Seashell Mosaic
$114.62
Pink Flamingos in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
Pink Flamingos in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
$126.69
Best Buddies in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
Best Buddies in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
$84.46
Young Boy with his Toy Boat in Seashell Mosaic
Young Boy with his Toy Boat in Seashell Mosaic
$108.59
Flipflops in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
Flipflops in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
$60.33
Starfish in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
Starfish in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
$48.26
Turtle in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
Turtle in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
$48.26
Gemini Star Sign in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
Gemini Star Sign in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
$60.33
Turtle in Seashell Mosaic
Turtle in Seashell Mosaic
$48.26
Children in Sunhats in Seashell Mosaic
Children in Sunhats in Seashell Mosaic
$156.85
Starfish in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
Starfish in Seashell Mosaic on Sand
$60.33
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(4)
jeanhannell

jeanhannell on Feb 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This lovely 3D effect picture reminds me of my childhood friend & I. So it is very special.

jeanhannell

jeanhannell on Feb 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I especially like the 3d effect of this picture hanging on the wall, it is much more realistic than just seeing it on line.

swhelan89

swhelan89 on Feb 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely perfect, so unique and the colours are beautiful! Already getting so many comments on it an questions asking where I got it from! Item arrived extremely quickly, and in perfect condition. Thankyou very much!

Rosalee Prestigiacomo

Rosalee Prestigiacomo on Feb 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Item is perfect. Love the feather palm tree. Fast shipping. Arrived safely, well packed for the long trip. Thank you so much for offering your work in the USA. Rose

About

Creating Uniquely Styled Art with Beautiful Seashells

I have had a lifelong passion for art and nature and I wanted to blend the two together, to create a unique way to showcase and preserve what so many of us take for granted. I describe my art as “Working with Nature” and the natural materials I use are whole seashells, different types of sand, wood, stones, feathers, moss and more. Because sea and sky cannot be realistically replicated otherwise – I combine these natural materials with my painting skills.

About 9 years ago I had some ideas for a new kind of art using seashells and sand blended with acrylic painting; to form realistic 3-dimensional images on box canvases; wrapping the design around the sides to enhance their 3D feel and effect.

Although I am a British citizen, I have been living and working on the beautiful Greek Island of Crete, for the past 7 years. I decided to see if my art would sell and so I set up a stall at the edge of the beach in a little resort called Almyrida – and haven’t looked back since! I have held yearly exhibitions on the Harbour Front in Chania and have completed many commissions for people who have holiday villas in the Apokoronas area of NW Crete. So I now have 7 full years of sales history which charts the success and popularity of my unique style of art. The international public feedback I have received has been very positive and encouraging. I’ve received so many compliments and congratulations over the years and I know that my art makes people smile!

I have always loved seashells. In my opinion and experience – each seashell is a work of art, if you look closely enough. Each seashell is unique – like us. Each tiny seashell I lay in my mosaics is hand-selected and complete – in order to display its natural beauty and design. This is the uniqueness of my seashell mosaics because I won’t break any of the shells to fit the spaces. The different types of sand I add to my designs, is a key factor in creating the reality aspect of my artworks. Every artwork is signed and dated on the reverse of the canvas.

I absolutely adore “Working with Nature”. Each artwork takes many hours of concentration but I never tire of making them! A particular design may be repeated, but no two artworks are ever the same. As far as I am concerned – every artwork is like the first! I can promise you this much - my uniquely styled artworks look much better in reality than they do in photographs. I am always happy when I am creating my beautiful Seashell Mosaic Collages and I hope you love them as much as I do.

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