Sheryl
Leisure

Sculptor | Painter | Horse Enthusiast

Sheryl has collected model horses since 1969 and has been an active participant in the model horse collecting hobby for over 35 years.

Painting professionally since the age of fifteen, she has gone on to paint and design thousands of prototypes and special run models for Breyer, The Stone Co. and Hartland Horses. She has also sculpted her own line of limited edition resin horses. Horse models that Sheryl has painted and re-sculpted are consistent winners from local model horse competitions up to the National Level. Be sure and visit her at BreyerFest and Equilocity in Lexington, Kentucky every July!

Hundreds of custom painted horses have come through her studio in the past decade, and she finds it a challenge to see how detailed a horse model can get! See the Gallery pages for examples of her work, and check out her Available Art page to see what’s in the store.

Custom orders are gladly accepted for painted models of any kind. Give a call or send an email! She loves meeting fellow horse enthusiasts!

Intro to Customizing

So how do you "customize" a horse model? Check out Sheryl's YouTube video for a step-by-step slide show demonstrating how she used a plastic Breyer horse model to create a portrait of her own horse. It's fun, educational, challenging and a great way to express yourself and your love of horses.

Horse-Power Graphics

Brad and Sheryl Leisure are the owners of Horse-Power Graphics and are both artists. Brad contributes automotive design and illustration services and Sheryl sculpts and paints horses. The business began in 1985, and has provided their services to “horsepower” enthusiasts all over the world.

Featuring the Artwork of Brad Leisure

Brad has been drawing cars since he was a kid, and was always trying out new ideas whether on paper or while building those great old model kits in the 60’s. He continued his passion and went on to graduate from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a major in Industrial Design and a minor in Automotive Illustration. His work has been featured in many publications including Collectible Automobile, Chevy Truck, American Rodder, Rod & Custom, and Street Rod Builder and he was a regular contributing artist to Scale Auto Enthusiast for nearly 20 years. He has been painting the box art for model car kits for the past ten years including AMT, MPC, and Trumpeter models. If you are looking to have some new ideas for that old project under the tarp, if you want a portrait of an existing or a dream car, or you need design services, contact Brad!

Brad Leisure's Book Series
Hot-Rod Bunny

Hot Rod Bunny (A heart of gold and a foot of lead) is the first book in the Hot Rod Bunny series. It was originally written as a book for the author's own kids to read that contained some good life lessons. It soon turned into a much bigger story that can be enjoyed by adult hot rodders as well. In fact. you don’t even have to like cars to enjoy it! The story takes place in 1964, so it includes all the great vintage cars and hot rods of that era. Beverly Moon is an 18-year-old orphan who has a photographic memory and an extraordinarily high IQ. She is hopelessly car crazy and tenaciously works to build her very own hot rod. There are many unexpected twists and turns as she works to drive her car to the big show in California. A fun and nostalgic story sure to entertain young and old!

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