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the artist shalese sands
shalese sands

Shalese Sands is an American wildlife and equestrian artist who grew up in rural Minnesota and graduated from North-
Western College with a BA in Studio Art. Her passion for art has grown throughout the years and her creative process
reflects a deep love for animals, as well as an intense focus on detail. Whilst she has tried other subject matter, after a trip
to Yellowstone park in 2009 with her family, where she was able to get very close to a large bull elk - something Shalese
had never done before but had always wished to experience - she soon began to focus on wildlife art. From this point on,
she discovered the sublime in a powerful way, a feeling she hopes to portray in all her art.


Although working in many mediums, Shalese is most well known for her scratchboard (or scraperboard) work, which
features in this exhibition. Although scraperboard art is over 100 years old, it is a rarely used medium, most likely because
it is extremely unforgiving and difficult to master, with little room for mistakes. However, with careful precision and
extreme skill, as shown by Shelese, the process can produce a richness of contrast and detail, far beyond photographic
realism.


Though still in the early stages of her career, Shalese’s work has been exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the
US, published in a number of magazines, has won several awards, and is a member of the Society for Animal Artists.

the artist shalese sands
shalese sands

Shalese Sands is an American wildlife and equestrian artist who grew up in rural Minnesota and graduated from North-
Western College with a BA in Studio Art. Her passion for art has grown throughout the years and her creative process
reflects a deep love for animals, as well as an intense focus on detail. Whilst she has tried other subject matter, after a trip
to Yellowstone park in 2009 with her family, where she was able to get very close to a large bull elk - something Shalese
had never done before but had always wished to experience - she soon began to focus on wildlife art. From this point on,
she discovered the sublime in a powerful way, a feeling she hopes to portray in all her art.


Although working in many mediums, Shalese is most well known for her scratchboard (or scraperboard) work, which
features in this exhibition. Although scraperboard art is over 100 years old, it is a rarely used medium, most likely because
it is extremely unforgiving and difficult to master, with little room for mistakes. However, with careful precision and
extreme skill, as shown by Shelese, the process can produce a richness of contrast and detail, far beyond photographic
realism.


Though still in the early stages of her career, Shalese’s work has been exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the
US, published in a number of magazines, has won several awards, and is a member of the Society for Animal Artists.