TheKestrelAndTheSea

Original art & handpainted gifts by Kes Samuelson

Brighton, United Kingdom · 724 Sales

TheKestrelAndTheSea

Original art & handpainted gifts by Kes Samuelson

Brighton, United Kingdom 724 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   I am Kes Samuelson, an artist based in Brighton. My shop The Kestrel & The Sea specialises in original art, unique handpainted gifts, ACEOs and custom portraits, inspired by the natural world: animals, birds, trees, and also children's literature. Please check out my Charity sections, where all proceeds will be donated to local good causes, including children's and homeless charities.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

I am Kes Samuelson, an artist based in Brighton. My shop The Kestrel & The Sea specialises in original art, unique handpainted gifts, ACEOs and custom portraits, inspired by the natural world: animals, birds, trees, and also children's literature. Please check out my Charity sections, where all proceeds will be donated to local good causes, including children's and homeless charities.

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5 out of 5 stars
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markt216

markt216 on Jun 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing quality and Kes couldn't do enough to help get this right. Going way over and above customer service. Absolutely incredible service and product.

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Updates

I use vintage playing cards as the background for miniature paintings, like this one of April the Giraffe!
Commission me to paint a unique miniature artwork, on a piece of book page, and all proceeds will go to a local children's charity.
A is for Apple - and also Ace, ACEO, and Altered art!
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About

All about me and my business!

I studied Physics at University but that was for practical reasons - I needed to study a serious subject that would lead to a 'real' job, as I was a single parent. But art was always my first love, and I am so excited at finally having the chance to pursue it seriously.
I live in Brighton (a fabulous place on the south coast of England), but while I build up my Etsy business, I still have a geeky day job, analysing errors in financial software! So I mostly create small-scale artworks; things I can pop into my bag, and work on during my lunch-hour or on the train.
I try not to get too stuck in an artistic rut - most of things I make are 'one offs', and I am always looking for new challenges. So if you need something arty created, but can't see anything similar in my shop - don't worry, just send me a message, and I will let you know if I can help.
In May 2014, my work was featured on Glamour magazine's 'Most Wanted' page. They said:
"The Kestrel and the Sea specialises in original art, unique hand-painted gifts and custom portraits by Brighton-based artist Kes Samuelson. Her inspirations are drawn from nature; by painting animals and birds onto special trinkets and treasures of all kinds, she can transform anything into a beautiful, bespoke gift!"

Every year I select different charities to support; in 2013 I raised more than £500 for the homeless charity St Mungo's by painting wooden hearts and donating all the proceeds from them. Since then, I've created lots of small artworks to benefit a local foodbank, a Children's hospice, a homeless centre, and now to fund activities for young carers aged 8 to 12. Check out the 'Charity' sections of my shop to see what's currently available!

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    My name is Kes, and I live by the sea, so my Etsy shop is called The Kestrel and The Sea

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Welcome to my shop!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept payment using Paypal (it's easy and safe!), credit and debit cards and Etsy gift cards. If you don't have the ability to pay online, you can send a cheque to my address in England, but this will delay your order.
Shipping
I will always try to send your item within two days of receiving your order - but occasionally it might take an extra day before I can get to the post office, so let me know if this is needed in a hurry.
Custom-made items, commissions for new artwork, etc. will obviously take longer, but I will always keep you informed of my progress; let me know if your order is required by a certain date, and I will confirm whether I can meet that deadline.

All my items are carefully packaged, both to ensure their safe arrival, and also to delight you from the moment they arrive on your door-step (before you've even seen what's inside!)
Just a few comments from my customers:
"Prompt delivery, beautifully packaged"
"Well presented in a lovely box"
"Kes packages everything really well, dispatches goods really quickly, what a perfect store."
Refunds and Exchanges
I love the fact that people appreciate my art and that the things I create will be treasured by the recipient.
If you are not happy with something from my shop, you can return it for a full refund within 14 days of receiving the item. Sorry, this does not include 'made to order' creations, but when commissioning new custom-made pieces of art, I will always discuss your requirements thoroughly before starting work, and if you want me to, can send you regular updates including photos of my progress.