Freerangefaeries

The Faerie & Celtic Artwork of Kate Monkman

Bala, Wales | 2256 Sales

Freerangefaeries

The Faerie & Celtic Artwork of Kate Monkman

Bala, Wales 2256 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to Freerangefaeries! ~ The home of faerie and Celtic artist Kate Monkman, I love painting and creating lots of magical items from my home in North Wales, take a wander through my shop where you'll find lots of faerie and Goddess inspired art prints, original artwork, notebooks, journals, birthday, Christmas & Wedding cards, lots of Art Cards, pocket mirrors and many special handcrafted items such as handmade velvet Tarot card bags, Dragonfly brooches, shimmery costume jewellery, trinket boxes, gemstone jewellery, tote bags, gift sets and more!

Please message me if you have any queries or there's anything you would like to know

Magical wishes & hope you enjoy having a look through my shop

Kate x

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Last updated on 04 Jan, 2019

Welcome to Freerangefaeries! ~ The home of faerie and Celtic artist Kate Monkman, I love painting and creating lots of magical items from my home in North Wales, take a wander through my shop where you'll find lots of faerie and Goddess inspired art prints, original artwork, notebooks, journals, birthday, Christmas & Wedding cards, lots of Art Cards, pocket mirrors and many special handcrafted items such as handmade velvet Tarot card bags, Dragonfly brooches, shimmery costume jewellery, trinket boxes, gemstone jewellery, tote bags, gift sets and more!

Please message me if you have any queries or there's anything you would like to know

Magical wishes & hope you enjoy having a look through my shop

Kate x

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About

Free Range Faeries ~ The Celtic & Faerie Art of Kate Monkman

When I first started painting faerie art back in 2004 the term faerie wasn’t that widely known and I had a few people inform me that I’d spelt ‘Fairy’ wrong, thankfully the world of faerie has become a lot more popular over the years and most people recognise that it’s not actually a spelling mistake (though I am very bad at spelling!) The word ‘Faerie’ is the old spelling of fairy originating in France. I chose the old spelling of fairy on purpose as I knew the fairies I wanted to paint were not your typical fairies such as the Disney type, as lovely as these are and sometimes I am inspired to paint this type too but I felt something was missing from these depictions; the sweetness and light is defiantly not the full story of the faerie! I loved the Cicely Mary Barker flower fairies as a young girl and still do but even back then I knew in my heart that there was more to the faerie realm than flower fairies, something deeper.

I couldn’t put my finger on it for years but I felt it down at the bottom of my garden when I stood by an old tree stump covered in bracket fungus and I caught a whiff of it if ever I was alone in the woods, the feeling of being watched and something else, something magical and otherworldly but just out of sight. It wasn’t until I was 18 and someone showed me a Brian Froud book and I thought ah ha that’s it, that’s the real faerie realm! His artwork is always as if he has gained personal access to the world of faerie and somehow brought back the photos!
After thinking I had grown up and left the fairies behind back in my childhood suddenly all the old magic and wonder was re-kindled and I began the journey to becoming a faerie artist myself.

Whatever your beliefs there does seem to be more to this realm than meets the eye and my mind will always stay open to many possibilities. My own personal belief is that the faerie realm is nature itself, I believe everything is alive and has an essence or spirit and this is what tries to connect with us if we allow it to; the tree’s, plant’s, flowers, rivers, mountains and even the rocks all have a spirit.
This belief is felt strongly in the Celtic tradition and since moving to Wales in 2011 I have found myself drawn to the Celtic world. It’s sometimes as if the landscape itself whispers the old stories and the images seep into your bones, since moving here I have been reading the Celtic myths and stories and learning all about the different deities and this is becoming a big influence on my artwork.

I do use the term Celtic loosely as it encompasses such a wide cultural demographic, the exact geographic origin of the ancient Celts is disputed and the term Celtic refers to a collection of different nomadic tribes who shared, passed on and influenced each other in all areas of life from art to language and music, I use it here as it encompasses a lot of my beliefs and influences.

I feel so much when I’m out in nature and that’s where most of the ideas for my paintings come from, I do sometimes wish I was a bit more knowledgeable about all this stuff as I have bookshelves filled to the brim about everything from mythology, Celtic magic, Shamanism, herbalism, druidism, paganism and the faerie realm and I do plan to sit down and read them all one day (honestly!) but a lot of what I paint just comes from my intuition, feelings I get when I’m out in Nature and my dreams, I will skim read bits that I’m really interested in and heaven forbid sometimes I even get through a whole book! I feel it can be sometimes just as important to get out in nature and make the connection and see for yourself what secrets will be whispered in your ear.

Shop members

  • Kate Monkman

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    The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper, W.B. Yeats

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Shop policies

Last updated on 20 December, 2018
Thanks so much for visiting Free range faeries ~ Original Art, prints, cards & handmade gifts by Kate Monkman ~

All the artwork on my products is taken from originals painted by me, some of the items are produced for me by UK companies, such as my professional heavy weight art prints, Art cards, recycled notebooks & pocket mirrors. All my other items are made by hand in my small craft room overlooking the Welsh hills, I love creating & packaging up everything for my shop and coming up with new ideas.

I really believe in supporting small crafts sellers & artists so I also try to purchase from other small independent sellers as much as I can.

I care for the environment and so I get most of my card making and packaging items from Eco-Craft, they are a small UK company who produced great quality recycled products such as the recycled gift boxes I use for my jewellery & the bio-degardable corn starch wrappers to protect my my prints & cards. My notebooks are also all printed using recycled paper and my cards are from sustainable sources. I also use the Epson Eco tank continuous ink system for all my printing which produces archive quality prints but also cuts down on ink cartridge waste considerably.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I really hope you love your purchase but if you are not happy for any reason please get in touch and I will try my best to resolve for you

If the item is faulty in anyway I will either send another or refund depending on what you prefer (I may ask for a photo of the damage/fault & for you to return the item, I will pay the return postage for faulty items)

If it's just a change of mind I will refund you the original purchase cost (not including postage) once the item is returned to me in good condition
Payment
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Shipping
All orders are sent from the UK and can be shipped world-wide.

If your order is a gift that needs to arrive by a certain date please allow plenty of time and try to order well in advance to avoid disappointment.

I would allow at least 3 to 4 working days from dispatch for UK orders, up to 7 working days for orders to Europe and up to 14 working days for orders to the USA, Canada and Australia and up to 28 working days for South America.

Please check each item for my processing times before ordering as this can change from time to time depending on how busy I am and whether the order is ready to ship or needs to be made up for you, I try to get orders dispatched as soon as possible but as a lot of my orders are handmade at busy times there can be delays, I always try to reflect this in my processing times.

Some of my items shipped to UK are sent 2nd class mail to keep the shipping cost down (there is an option at checkout to upgrade to 1st class post on these items if needed) The rest of my items are either Royal Mail 1st Class post or Royal mail International Standard for Overseas orders. (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NON-TRACKED SERVICE)

Most original artwork will be sent by either Parcelforce48, DPD courier service or Hermes signed and tracked depending on location, small original art pieces will be sent by Royal mail signed for.

Orders for the UK should arrive within 5 days from posting, and world-wide orders should arrive within 8-14 days. Orders to countries in South America can take up to 28 working days to arrive. Unfortunately, during busy holiday seasons or extreme weather events there may be postal delays.

Please be aware that some orders may be delayed at Customs and some overseas orders can incur a customs charge which unfortunately I can't cover for you.

UK order please contact me if your order has not arrived within 7 days of receiving the dispatched notification

Overseas orders please contact me if your order has not arrived within 30 days of receiving the dispatched notification
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note some of my handmade items natural variations can occur from product to product differing slightly from the listing photos in some cases (that's the beauty of handmade!) Of course if your not happy for any reason just let me know :)

The colours of the prints can differ slightly in real life depending on your computer screen settings, I quality check every item before I post but please email me if your not happy about anything once you have received your item and I will be happy to discuss with you
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To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order such as a personalised card, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

~ as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
~ when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
~ if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
~ as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies (Royal Mail, Hermes etc. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 6 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Kate Monkman, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at freerangefaeries [!at] yahoo.co.uk. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Kate Monkman, Bryn Awel, Bethel, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7LB