Seaweed Prints, Coastal Beach Art and Photography

Santa Barbara, California

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Last updated on Nov 15, 2021

I will be away until spring of 2022, see you next year!

Amanda Grandfield

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The Birds and the Beach.

The ocean has been a presence in my life from my earliest memories. Growing up a stoneʼs throw away from the beach in Summerland, California, the soft sounds of the surf crashing to the shore drifted into my dreams. As a young child I frolicked in the shallows, and as I grew older I spent many lovely hours walking along the tideline.

Only twice in my life have I lived far away from the ocean: While pursuing my BFA in Fine Art Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, and in the year following my graduation while carrying out a Fulbright Scholarship in the arid semi-desert of Southwestern Ethiopia. During these times I longed for the solace of the sea.

In early 2011 I blessed with the opportunity to move back to Summerland, and into a lovely old Victorian with my childhood ocean stretched out across the view from my bedroom window. I resumed my contemplative walks along my oft-trodden stretch of sand and soon my attention turned to what turned out to be an amazing variety of seaweeds at my feet. I was struck by their delicate beauty and moved to try and capture it. The result is my Tideline series of photographs.

I hope they bring you fond memories of long summer days, hot sand, and softly crashing waves.

--Amanda Grandfield

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  • Amanda Grandfield

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    Loving life in coastal California. I'm grateful for each day that I have to stroll on the beach looking for new seaweeds to bring to you.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
I love making my customers happy! Please feel free to ask as many questions as you'd like prior to purchase. Many of my orders are customized in size and number of prints, and I take great pleasure in working with you to find the perfect fit for your home.

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Returns on domestic orders accepted within a 30 day period. No refunds accepted on custom orders. Buyer to pay return shipping. Please keep original packaging to return items as no refund will be given on an item that is returned damaged. Also, it is recommended that the buyer purchase shipping insurance on a return for this same reason.

If your item arrives damaged I will require a photograph of the damage prior to issuing a refund or shipping a replacement. I make every effort to securely package my items in order to avoid this.
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Your order will be shipped flat or rolled depending on its size and your location. For all orders within the U.S. 11x14" and under I ship your prints flat and with a sturdy protective backing.

Canvas Wraps will be shipped with protective padding inside of a sturdy cardboard box.

Larger prints and most international orders will be shipped in a sturdy mailing tube.

International buyers please note that it can take between 10-60 days for items to arrive via USPS First Class International shipping. I am happy to upgrade your shipping to a faster method at an additional cost. Please send me a message prior to purchase and I will create a custom listing for you with your desired shipping method.

I do not collect any customs when sending packages. Any custom fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I am not responsible for those charges, should they occur. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency. Returns of international orders will not be accepted due to customs fees.
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I welcome wholesale inquiries.