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Wildlife and Equine Artist
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Mwindaji (Swahili for The Hunter)

Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio

I am a wildlife and equine artist trying to make my way in the art world. My goal is to be able to make a living solely off my art--a dream I've always wanted since I started drawing at about 2 years old. The purpose of my art is to depict the beauty of nature--more specifically the sublime. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my work!

Favourite Visual Artist
Daniel Smith, Carl Brenders, Christophe Drochon, Robert Bateman, Lesley Harrison and much, much more!
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Mutemath, Remedy Drive, Anberlin
Favourite Books
Animal reference books (so I can learn more!) as well as The Black Stallion series
Favourite Games
Skyrim and Kingdom Hearts
Tools of the Trade
Brushes and pencils of all sorts and just about everything used to make art. ;)
Other Interests
God, family, horses (and animals in general), studying nature

New Video :)

New Video :)

Check it out guys! The Out West Art Show put together a video for me for the upcoming show in March. I think it turned out rather fantastic. :) Have a look-see! In other news, I'm just plugging away at making more art. I'm currently working on a large Friesian scratchboard as well as a commissioned horse oil painting. You can check out my Facebook art page to see all the work-in-progress photos if you're interested. (Link below.) Thanks guys! ~Shalese Check out my website: and Facebook Page:!



Haha, so yes, I've decided to join Instagram to try it out and see what happens. ;) If you guys want to follow me there as well, I would definitely love it! I'll be posting work-in-progress images as well as some other arty stuff. If you feel so inclined, you can follow me ShaleseSands ( :) In other news, I'm working on a couple of commissions (I've been posting WIPs on my Facebook page of those) and have continued my big 16" X 20" scratchboard of a Friesian running on the beach. That one's going to take such a looong time, but it will be well worth it (hopefully!). I'm also working on preparing for the annual art festival in town here, whic



Yes, you read that right! In September of 2016, I will be going on an African Safari with a few artist friends! We will be going to Tanzania and exploring the country, seeing and photographing as much wildlife as we possibly can. I've been dreaming of doing something like this for a loooooooong time, so it's really hard to believe that it's not only possible, but going to actually happen! You guys can just about guess how much inspiration I'll come back with from this trip. The good thing is, I have a little over a year to prepare for it, but I'm sure it's going fly by. In other news, I've been busy with my Federal Duck Stamp entry and worki

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Hey! :wave:

Hope you're having a nice day! :meow:

ShaleseSandsProfessional Traditional Artist

Thanks very much! You as well. :aww:

Thank you rainbow heart 2 by Drawn-Mario

Awesome work! I love all the details, esp. in your scratchboard works - actually they look like photos, your skills are incredible! :clap:

Good luck on your goal, I'm sure you'll make it!

ShaleseSandsProfessional Traditional Artist

Thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words. :D

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ShaleseSandsProfessional Traditional Artist

Thanks very much! :)