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Holiday 2023 Painted Ponies


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10.7" Tall

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by Gina Norman
Item # 6012851

As the powerful Guardian of the North who watches over storms during the winter season, this magnificent white stallion has only one weakness. He loves to frolic in the first snowfall of the year, dancing like a frisky colt and catching, as he twists and turns, as many snowflakes in his mouth as he can.

I started at a very young age. I remember my mother spending hours and hours coloring with me as a small child. I grew up in Wyoming where its winter 9 months out of the year and spent a lot of time inside drawing. I excelled in school with anything that had to do with art. Since school, I have mainly done pencil drawings, sculpting and photography. My mother has been a great inspiration to me. I worked for her when she made yard ornaments. We sculpted small items to life size gargoyles. Horses are my life and always my go to. I have spent many years training, showing, and rodeoing. There is nothing better than horse KISSES!!


Gina Norman

 

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7.3" Tall

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by Iana Moczar

Item # 6012846

Who says that Christmas is a special time of year for humans only? How do we know that other species don’t have their own holidays, which they celebrate their own way? How do we know that when Santa Claus delivers presents to boys and girls around the world, he doesn’t take time to bring Christmas cheer to the woodland animals too?

I have been drawing, coloring and customizing for most of my life, and love experimenting with the many different kinds of media out there.


Iana Moczar

 

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7.2" Tall

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by Kelly Gardner
Item # 6012848

Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker ballet, the artist, being a horse lover, always envisioned horse fairies, instead of human ballerinas, dancing across the stage, whenever she heard this piece. In addition to sparking thoughts of a Sugar Plum Painted Pony, she was moved to write a poem that begins:

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the stable
The ponies were restless; they were willing and able
To glide like sugar plum fairies through the cold winter’s night
To go prancing and dancing for the children’s delight.
Free from their headstalls they whirled round and round
And exquisitely performed their airs above the ground.

Art is the combination of inspiration and imagination. Once you find that thing that inspires you, it’s time for the imagination to take over, and run with it – my favorite part about being an artist! A feeling, a picture, a song lyric, inspiration is as limitless as the imagination. To create something out of sheer passion and imagination is a truly spiritual experience that can only be transcended by the moment you see someone moved by your art as much as you are.


Kelly Gardner

 

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7.2" Tall

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by Elizabeth Henderson
Item # 6012850

The “Spirit of Christmas Past” is a fictional character in Charles Dickens’ novella, "A Christmas Carol." It is one of the three ghosts who appear in the miser Ebenezer Scrooge’s bedchamber to show him what his greed has cost him. Each ghost represents a different time in Scrooge’s life, and the Spirit of Christmas Past - identified by its simple white tunic and lustrous belt, a branch of winter holly under one arm and a candle extinguisher under another - appears to remind Scrooge that the simple things in life like love, friendship and laughter hold value.

I have a BFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and have enjoyed playing around with all sorts of artistic media for my entire life. My favorite subject has always been the natural world, and horses in particular hold a special place in my heart.


Elizabeth Henderson

 

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7.1" Tall

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by Janet Snyder

Item # 6012849

Crazy quilting began in the Colonial Times as a way to save money. Originally there was no pattern, no planning, shape or arrangement. Scraps of antique fabrics such as velvets, silks, satins and brocades, often embellished with items such as lace, jewelry, beads and embroidery, were stitched together to intentionally create a look of artistic disorder. Today they are valued as works of art that are reminders of our heritage… and prized as unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas presents.

Janet Snyder attended the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, where she majored in painting and minored in drawing. Janet is now a graphic designer for a big ten University in Illinois where she designs a variety of materials and web graphics.


Janet Snyder

 

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9.1" Tall

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by Emily Overman
Item # 6012847

The ground is caked with snow, and stars sparkle like diamonds in the night sky. All but snoring, a little town sleeps soundly below. Then, in the distance but getting closer, traveling fast in a race against the sunrise, a stunningly beautiful, galloping white horse appears, leaving tracks of stardust in her trail, and letting all who believe know that the magic of Christmas morning is not far behind.

Art is an outlet I use to express the inspiration and beauty that I find in God’s creation. I have loved to draw since a very young age, and I enjoy working with both digital and traditional media. I am a recent college graduate with a BFA in graphic design. My primary interest as an artist is in illustration. My work often reflects my love for nature and fantasy, and I aspire to bring a bit of whimsy and joy to those who view it.


Emily Overman

 

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Winter 2023 Painted Ponies

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9.4" Tall

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by Lorna Matsuda
Item # 6012763

Winter 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of The Trail of Painted Ponies. With that in mind, this artist created a sparkling tribute to a two-decade exploration of the creative possibilities of the horse as a canvas for creative expression with a gleaming, jet-black horse in a triumphant pose with a frosted coating of snow that shines like rare jewels, as precious as the joy the Painted Ponies have brought to collectors over the years. "Frosted Black Magic" was the winner of The Trail's art competition honoring this milestone.

Being a realist artist I strive to capture the true spirit and character of each subject I paint. The eyes are a very important factor when I do a painting. I work in many different mediums such as feathers, rock, leather, bone, as well as traditional canvas and acrylic based mediums, along with my beloved painted ponies. I also do commissioned work for clients. My art has been a life long journey and will be with me as long as I am able to paint, it inspires me and takes me to a place of peace and tranquility in the many hours I spend painting.


Lorna Matsuda

 

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10.5" Tall

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by Laura Robinson

Item # 6012790

The Lakota Indians were known for their fierce defense of their traditional tribal lands, the most legendary example being the defeat of General Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. They were also known to have a special relationship with their horses, seeing them as brothers who would fight beside them in times of war. Here, “Lakota” rears majestically, letting his warrior rider know he is ready for battle.

In addition to her art, she works as a groom and assistant trainer at a busy boarding stable, riding hunter/jumpers and dressage. In her “spare” time she landscapes her yard, mends fences, builds her own chicken coop, rides with her daughter, tries to keep up with her sons, and helps her husband with his electrical business! She finds that a little time in the barn is the best therapy in the world. The sweet smell of a horse’s breath, and a nicker from an old friend is very soothing and inspirational.


Laura Robinson

 

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7.4" Tall

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by Aimee Skee
Item # 6012765

Mustangs and wolves, while they are species at odds in the wild, stand as symbols and ambassadors for wildlife conservation and freedom. Posing them together is this artist’s way of stressing the importance of working together and speaking with one voice when it comes to saving all the species that are endangered or on the brink of extinction, and need our help.

I am a wildlife and fantasy artist that works in sculpture and other media. I enjoy customizing model horses in my spare time. I absolutely love taking the models that are broken and otherwise unwanted and breathing new life into them! Some of my past work has been seen in the Breyerfest Customs Contest, and shared on blogs and social media.


Aimee Skee

 

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7.4" Tall

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by Lorna Matsuda
Item # 6012762

While he sat smoking the sacred pipe with Sitting Bull for the last time, Chief Crazy Horse is quoted as saying, “The Red Nations shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world; a world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations; a world longing for light again.” Masked and wearing a ceremonial buffalo hide dyed red with the juices of wild berries and adorned with feathers and beads, “Pride of the Red Nations” stands as an icon of the Plains Indian Culture itself.

Being a realist artist I strive to capture the true spirit and character of each subject I paint. The eyes are a very important factor when I do a painting. I work in many different mediums such as feathers, rock, leather, bone, as well as traditional canvas and acrylic based mediums, along with my beloved painted ponies. I also do commissioned work for clients. My art has been a life long journey and will be with me as long as I am able to paint, it inspires me and takes me to a place of peace and tranquility in the many hours I spend painting.


Lorna Matsuda

 

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7.4" Tall

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by Kathleen Longueil
Item # 6012764

The artistic inspiration for a Painted Pony often comes at unexpected times. This artist was enjoying a meal at a favorite restaurant in Maui when she noticed a picture on the wall of a woman wearing a beautiful flower lei around her neck. Her look was both calming and relaxing, a feeling the artist wanted to recreate by imagining a beautiful lei-draped horse walking along the beaches of Maui, taking in the soothing sounds of the ocean waves.

I don't really consider myself an artist, however, I did win a few art awards in school. I am creative and love Hawaii, so my Pony was originally named "Leilani," which is Hawiian for "Royal Child."


Kathleen Longueil

 

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7.4" Tall

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by Lorna Matsuda
Item # 6012761

As unique as its spotted coloring, the Appaloosa has proven to be a versatile breed. Its muscular build, durability, and willing nature make it a cherished family member good for trail riding, and ready at a moment’s notice to help a cowboy head out to round up stray cattle.

Being a realist artist I strive to capture the true spirit and character of each subject I paint. The eyes are a very important factor when I do a painting. I work in many different mediums such as feathers, rock, leather, bone, as well as traditional canvas and acrylic based mediums, along with my beloved painted ponies. I also do commissioned work for clients. My art has been a life long journey and will be with me as long as I am able to paint, it inspires me and takes me to a place of peace and tranquility in the many hours I spend painting.


Lorna Matsuda

 

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Fall 2022 Painted Pony

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9.3 " Tall

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by K. Gleason
Item # 6012584

“Aristobat” was inspired by the Dracula legend - the tale of a handsome nobleman with a veneer of aristocratic charm who lived in a decaying castle in Transylvania and survived by drinking human blood. Count Dracula’s supernatural powers included the ability to turn himself at will into different animals. This fabulous interpretation of the “King Vampire,” as he is sometimes known, captures him in the process of transforming from a swarm of bats into a darkly mysterious caped horse.

K. Gleason is a digital illustrator that started their career as a comic artist and writer. After many years creating comics, they decided to switch gears to illustration. Though their focus has shifted, they still participate in local comic conventions and sometimes not so local comic conventions. Their greatest passion is to create a more colorful world through the expression of art.


K. Gleason

 

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NEW Summer 2022 Painted Ponies


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7.25 " Tall

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by Lorna Matsuda
Item # 6012580

Bears figure prominently in the mythology of nearly every Native American tribe, where they are considered “medicine beings magically endowed with protective and healing powers. “Bear Medicine" honors this belief, while bringing health and welfare, vitality and courage to all who provide a home for it.

Being a realist artist I strive to capture the true spirit and character of each subject I paint. The eyes are a very important factor when I do a painting. I work in many different mediums such as feathers, rock, leather, bone, as well as traditional canvas and acrylic based mediums, along with my beloved painted ponies. I also do commissioned work for clients. My art has been a life long journey and will be with me as long as I am able to paint, it inspires me and takes me to a place of peace and tranquility in the many hours I spend painting.


Lorna Matsuda

 

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7.25 " Tall

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by Jesse Leach
Item # 6012581

Picture a secret fantasy garden where lush green plants and blooming flowers fill the air with a sweet fragrance; where a winding stone pathway leads you past pools and fountains and where butterflies and hummingbirds add that sweet sense of serenity that comes with feeling you are one with Nature. Look the right way and perhaps you will see "Goddess of the Garden," a gorgeous and graceful horse with wings, waiting to take you on a magical ride limited only by your imagination.

Born, raised and living in New Jersey, Jesse Leach is one of those multi-faceted artists whose creative talent was recognized at an early age. She excelled in Art in grammar school. In high school she placed first in regional and state art  exhibitions. She majored in Fine Art in college where her sculpting professor said she was born to sculpt.

“I was putting myself through school as a waitress, working the night shift, and I would go to his studio early in the morning and stay until the janitor turned out the lights. Once I got my hands in clay, I came alive. To this day, I am always twisting paper clips, napkins, anything I can get my hands on.” Jesse’s artistic abilities also found expression in her working life. For years she worked at a Lace Design Studio, residing close to the garment district in New York, where she dealt with designers like Victoria’s Secret, Vera Wang and Banana Republic. She also did stints as an illustrator and graphic artist.

For several years now she has  been passionate about creating wonderfully varied custom Painted Ponies. “I couldn’t stop once I started. I use my knowledge of color, sculpting, drawing, flower arrangement and lace in my creations. With these Ponies, I no longer see my work with others names on it. I still work in an office, but rush home every day to pick up these beautiful little canvases and grow creatively.”


Jesee Leach

 

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7.3" Tall

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by Lori Musil
Item # 6012582

Once upon a time, “Dreamer” was a flashy mare with loud paint markings, an extremely long mane and tail, a sassy personality and a love of peanut candy bars as treats. After making a name for herself turning the barrels on the rodeo circuit, today she enjoys her retirement with other horses, where she receives lots of baths and affection, and even has a pasture all to herself, which is how she has always preferred to graze.

Lori grew up in Tucson, the daughter of a handyman and a kindergarten schoolteacher, but from the age of five she spent her summers with her great-aunt in Lincoln. There, to keep her occupied, she was given the job of touching up the antiques that needed to be repainted. For diversion, Lori would sometimes let her imagination take over and paint designs and scenes on old milk cans and coal scuttles. One day a customer purchased one and, according to Lori, "That gave me my start in the art world." To learn more about Lori Musil, Click Here.


Lori Musil

 

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10.35 " Tall

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by Janet Snyder
Item # 6012583

Western skies have called like a muse to cowboy poets for years. With “Western Skies,” a Painted Ponies artist, using a rearing horse as a canvas, was inspired to capture a western sundown at that magical time of day when clouds and cactus, running mustangs and a kneeling cowboy, are seen in silhouette, moments before evening throws a blanket of darkness across the land.

Janet Snyder lives on a 20-acre farm in Illinois where she stays busy showing and training her appaloosa horses, raising miniature Herefords and poultry. She has been a graphic designer for many years after receiving her Bachelors degree in Fine Art, with a major in painting and minor in drawing. She has created a number of popular Painted Ponies figurines, including Holiday, Native American and Glow-in-the-Dark! 


Janet Snyder


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