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.
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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- Charity Young Carers 28
- Custom Made for You 22
- Affordable Art & ACEOs 26
- Mirrors & Accessories 14
- Jewellery 11
- Homeware 7
- Cards & Notebooks 4
- Charity Homeless Centre 7
- Charity ChildrensHospice 2
- Larger artworks 3
- Christmas Ornaments 4
susannahcarballo on Jul 21, 2016
Great packaging and really sweet seller. Not only was everything personalised but the quality of her artwork was wonderful
Ben Wilcox-Brown on Jul 18, 2016
Kyraena on Jul 17, 2016
Brilliant service - item made and posted super promptly and seller contact was friendly and helpful. Gave it to my friend as a birthday gift and she loves it. Thank you!
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!
Owner, Maker, Artist
My name is Kes, and I live by the sea, so my Etsy shop is called The Kestrel and The Sea
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
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
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.