Treslyn Shipley is an artist out of DFW who proudly works with families and businesses to paint bright portraits filled with personality. Whether fulfilling commissions or creating personal pieces, she strives to make art that is approachable to any viewer. She has been greatly influenced by her uncle William Alther, a landscape and nature artist, her undergraduate advisor Donnie Copeland, an abstract collage artist, as well as colleague and collaborator, Katie Simpson, a children's literature author and illustrator. 

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Ouachita Baptist University


Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art and Mass Communications

Texas Academy of Figurative Art


2021 Crowded Spaces, Fort Worth Community Arts Center
2020 The New Normal: An Artist's Response to COVID-19 grant recipient

2019 Tracy Family Award, Preservation is the Art of the City,

hosted by Historic Fort WorthFort Worth Community Arts Center

2017-19 Preservation is the Art of the City, hosted by Historic Fort Worth,

Fort Worth Community Arts Center 

2017 River District Mural Competition selected artist,

hosted by Fort Capital, Fort Worth

2016  Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,

Ouachita Baptist University

2016 Francie Phelan Outstanding Senior in Studio Art,

Ouachita Baptist University 

2015 We Are Art Senior Exhibit, Ouachita Baptist University
2014 Student Juried Show Art Contest at Ouachita Baptist University,

First Prize and Honorary Mention

2012-16 Webers Visual Arts Scholarship, Ouachita Baptist University

2010 “Show Us Your America” Art Contest Sponsored by

Aaron Brother’s Art & Framing, National Grand Prize Winner


2009 Texas State Fair, Second Place in Junior Portrait Paintings


2007 Texas State Fair, Third Place in Junior Animal & Nature Painting

Assistance with Senior Shows

Craig Martin, 2015

Katie Hopmann, 2014

David Hickernell, 2014