For the next 12 days starting on Christmas Day and ending on January 5th (the traditional “12 Days Of Christmas”) I will be featuring 12 equine artists. Over 80 artists entered in the contest to be featured on our Facebook group Art Of The Horse (which has over 3,700 members!). I used this handy tool to randomly pick 12 of the entrants to be featured on TFS. Day ten’s feature artist is Shelly Presley!
Born and raised in Oklahoma, horses are a big part of my life. I have been showing and riding Quarter Horses on and off since I was a child.
I am fortunate enough to be able to still show horses with my sisters and their families. I have donated my commissions to support the AQHA and currently am a board member who loves seeing all my horse show friends, my artwork helps support my horse show habit! I am a self taught artist for the most part, my idol growing up was the
great Oklahoma Equine Artist-Orren Mixer. I also do portraits of dogs, cats and even a giraffe! You can see my art on my Facebook page.
I have a series called “Lunchbreak Art” that I post while working full time and have worked as an Ophthalmic Assistant for the same Surgeon for the
last 29 years, have raised two wonderful children and have a beautiful grandson.