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"Celtic Heart of Love" A Sailor Valentine by Gerda Reid

"Celtic Heart of Love" A Sailor Valentine by Gerda Reid


 "Celtic Heart of Love" Sailor Valentine is a stunning handmade creation by artist Gerda Reid. Using all natural shells and materials, Gerda has meticulously crafted this beautiful piece to showcase the timeless symbol of love. The intricate design is lovingly housed in a custom mahogany shadow box, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. Measuring 12" in height and 12" in width, this Sailor Valentine is a true work of art that will make a statement in any collection. Bring a touch of Celtic charm and romance into your home with the "Celtic Heart of Love" Sailor Valentine by Gerda Reid.

  • Gerda Reid

    Gerda is a self-taught artist and her creations are entirely her own, including shell work (mosaics), inlays, scrimshaw, and artwork. Her designs are unique, intricate and precise, bright and cheery, and are often geometric and colorful with attention to shading.  Every shell used is naturally colored with nothing dyed.  She designs and constructs her own valentine boxes from mahogany or other select hardwoods.  Most of her valentines contain shells she collects from local beaches.

              Gerda was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States when she was 6 years old.  Her father, an artist and designer, shared her love for the finer arts.  Gerda graduated from Kean University with a dual major in fine arts and biology. She has years of experience as a biological illustrator and in a wide variety of arts and crafts including ceramics, painting, quilting, parquetry, Ukrainian Easter eggs, needlework and silk screening. She values her many friendships in the valentine community and enjoys trading ideas, supplies and techniques with fellow artists. With each new valentine, her methods and techniques improve, benefiting especially from competition.  Gerda competes at the Sanibel Shell Show and the Philadelphia Shell Show, where she has earned numerous awards.

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