Liz Staley Studios

Greencastle, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2007

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Liz Staley Studios

Greencastle, Pennsylvania | 1,160 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to Liz Staley Studios, where I create Art For The Equine Enthusiast. I love creating for my “Horses of the World” series- where I illustrate horse breeds on maps that show where the breed originated from. I love to draw popular breeds as well as endangered and extinct breeds to encourage education and conservation.


Last updated on Jun 14, 2019

Welcome to Liz Staley Studios, where I create Art For The Equine Enthusiast. I love creating for my “Horses of the World” series- where I illustrate horse breeds on maps that show where the breed originated from. I love to draw popular breeds as well as endangered and extinct breeds to encourage education and conservation.



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About lizstaley

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On Etsy since 2007

Every illustration is a chance to learn something new!

I’m Liz, and I’ve been drawing horses since I was a little girl. I grew up in inner-city Baltimore and wanted nothing more than to be around horses when I was a child. Unfortunately, this was impossible because of where we lived and my family being poor. I gave up on my dreams of horses until the age of 30, when a series of events led to me owning my first horse - a Morgan mare named Glory.

Owning my own horse and realizing my childhood dreams brought back my passion for drawing horses. I love to tell stories with my pieces and believe that every piece of art should spark wonder and a desire to know more. I developed the “Horses of the World” series while trying to decide what to do with a vintage atlas I’ve owned my entire life. The idea to take the pages and draw horse breeds that originated from the areas shown in the maps came on me suddenly, and the series now showcases over 30 breds of horses, 5 breeds of dogs (with more on the way!), and several mythological creatures.

Each of my illustrations starts with a research project and ends with the hope that I will inspire others to learn about the amazing animals of the world. I like to draw well-known breeds of horses as well as extinct and endangered breeds as well to encourage learning about and conserving the animals that have shaped the history of our world.

Don’t see a horse or dog breed you want? Get in touch! I add new breeds all the time (so long as I have the correct map!) and love suggestions. I also take commissions for pet portraits - no matter your pet’s species!

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  • Liz Staley


    Liz Staley is an artist with a passion for learning. She believes that every illustration is an opportunity to learn something and to tell a story. At age 30 she rediscovered her first "drawing love" - Horses - and she hasn't looked back since.

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Last updated on September 21, 2016
Welcome to Liz Staley Studios! I am dedicated to creating quality handmade items that embody a fun and nerdy spirit. Please don't hesitate to contact me- even to just to say hello! I love to get conversations and hear from other people with similar interests!

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Returns and exchanges
* You must contact me for a refund or exchange within 24 hours of receiving your purchase.
* Refunds will be offered if an item is not as described in the listing (i.e. wrong measurements, missing measurements, etc), or if damaged.
* Buyer is responsible for return postage on any returns or exchanges. Shipping fees will not be refunded for returns.
* Custom orders may not be returned.
* I accept PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout and Etsy Gift Cards.
* I do NOT accept money orders or checks.
* Please contact me if you need to cancel a purchase for any reason. If your purchase has already been shipped, I will not be able to cancel the purchase until I receive the item back as a "Return to Sender" shipment.
* All items are shipped via USPS. Domestic shipments are usually shipped via First Class Mail, but some larger items may be shipped Priority Mail. International shipments are done using USPS Air Mail.
* If you would like to upgrade your shipping, please notify me prior to making a purchase so I can calculate the new shipping amount for you.
* Most domestic shipments come with Delivery Confirmation free-of-charge. Insurance may be purchased if you would like- please notify me.
* I usually use new packaging materials when I can. Sometimes I use recycled mailers, tissue paper, baggies, or bubble wrap. All these items are always clean and in good condition!
* If you live in Waynesboro, PA or would like to travel to Waynesboro to pick up your item, please contact me to make arrangements. I am free most days. If possible, I can arrange to meet you in a public place to pick up your purchase. If you pick up in person, I will waive the shipping fee.
* I ship world-wide! (After all, geeks and nerds aren't just in the United States!) International buyers are responsible for any taxes/import fees/custom fees for their purchase. I do not mark any purchases as "Gift" on customs forms.
* I ship within 72 hours of purchase- usually sooner. If there will be a delay longer than this for any reason I will contact you to let you know.
* Custom items will be shipped within two weeks of approving an order, depending on the item this wait may be shorter or longer.
* I gladly ship to a gift address! Please include this information during the purchase!
Additional policies and FAQs
* You may contact me using Etsy's conversation system (I am on Etsy most of the day, so for the fastest response, please use this option). You may also e-mail me at dynamite candy [at] gmail [DOT] com if you prefer. Please indicate that you are contacting about something in my Etsy shop if you e-mail me; I may accidentally delete your message if I don't recognize the subject.
* My home is smoke-free, and is sadly pet-free as well. Though I do work with horses several days a week.

* FAQs
- Will you be remaking your old button designs?
Some of the old buttons may be remade. However I now only have one inch buttons, so not all the old designs will be able to be remade. (Some of the old designs have too much text for such a small button)
- Why did you switch to a one inch button instead of the 2.5 inch buttons?
My old machine was becoming a pain to use- quite literally. I got rid of it, and just recently purchased a brand new Tecre machine. This unfortunately means that I can now only make one size of buttons!

Any other questions? Please contact me!