Modern river silhouettes

Kingston, New York

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Announcement    Remember somewhere you love with a handmade river silhouette. New York, London, Paris, Texas - see these maps in a new way, just looking at their rivers.

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Remember somewhere you love with a handmade river silhouette. New York, London, Paris, Texas - see these maps in a new way, just looking at their rivers.

Read more about my own travels and inspirations at
Check out more of my artwork at


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About TheNorthRiver

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On Etsy since 2014

Modern, simple, romantic gifts and homewares

There isn't anything a little salt water can't fix, whether it's by tears, sweat or the sea. How true that old saying is! I have always enjoyed being in nature, but it wasn't until I learned to sail on the Hudson River that my heart really learned to sing. Quietly slipping along its brackish waters, wind in your hair and filling up your sails - there's really nothing quite like it.

My love affair with the Hudson River started then and in search of a tattoo design to commemorate my time on its waves, I created the first river silhouette of its slender form. I was so taken with the silhouette's simple beauty, I decided to make a print of it for my wall. Freed from the constraints of political and geographic context, the river silhouette communicates more truth than a map. My river illustrations and personalised maps have been shown in galleries and personal collections all over the world.

2013-2017 saw me on the move all over the world, working for Etsy and exploring new places in Europe and Asia Pacific. I've learned to love many new rivers and am celebrating each one I visit with a silhouette. Now that I've moved back to the Hudson Valley and returned to my beautiful north river, the Hudson, my collection has expanded into ceramics and other homewares. At the root of every product I create for north river is a sense of connection to place and nature. I hope you enjoy bringing these handmade items into your space as much as I enjoy creating them.

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  • Susannah B

    Owner, Designer

    American born artist, living and working in New York's Hudson Valley. Susannah's work is modern and clean but undeniably romantic and with a strong tie to nature. She works across several mediums including illustration and ceramics.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 30, 2017
Welcome to north river! Thanks for visiting us. I am a working artist, currently living in the Hudson Valley of New York. I love creating beautiful handmade art and I hope you enjoy my work.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I never send anything I wouldn't be happy receiving myself, but things do sometimes get bent in the mail. I want you to have a beautiful print you are happy to display, so do let me know if something has arrived mangled and I will send out another.

If you aren't happy with your item, please get in touch as soon as you receive the item. You may send back your item within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund. You are responsible for return shipping costs. Please be sure to mark your package "RETURNED GOODS" so I don't have to pay undue taxes! ;)
Payment is due at time of purchase through Etsy.

I do not collect sales tax or VAT.

You may cancel your order until it has been shipped. You will be notified when the item has gone to the post.
Domestic Shipping within the US is flat rate Priority Mail.
International shipping is with International Priority Mail.

You may change your shipping at your expense if you wish. Please get in touch if you'd like a different shipping rate.

Christmas Deadlines!
US: Wednesday, 20th December 2017
Canada: Friday, 8th December 2017
Near Europe: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Australia and APAC: Friday 1st December 2017
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything for sale in my Etsy shop is my original artwork and hand screen printed by me.

To see more of my artwork, visit my portfolio at
Check out my inspirations and travels at