A new way of looking at things...

The Fall 2014 Painted Ponies give us a magical new way of looking at things that we may already be familiar with. "The Grey Ghost," which features some of the most popular Native details: a spear, shield, feathers and handprint, also tells the story of a little known Native American legend. "Magical Mystery Mare" is a unique Appaloosa with something mysterious hidden in the pattern of white spots it so proudly displays. "Butterflies Run Free" transforms a trotting Pony into a beautiful winged symbol of freedom, the Monarch butterfly. "Spot" is a brilliant and playful merging of canine and equine friends. With imagination, artistic talent and a touch of magic, we present the Fall 2014 Painted Ponies!



Butterflies Run Free


Shipping Begins in Late November 2014


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Butterflies Run Free
by Jesse Leach
 


Artist Jesse Leach

The most colorful and beautiful of all butterflies and a winged symbol of freedom, Monarch butterflies are unique in the way that, each year, they flee the seasonal cold in the eastern United States, and migrate several thousand miles to spend the winter in the warm mountainous fir forests of Mexico, where superstitions claim they are the souls of the dead returned.

   
For several years now, Jesse Leach 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.”



Magical Mystery Mare


Shipping Begins in Late November 2014




Magical Mystery Mare
by Lorna Matsuda
 


Artist Lorna Matsuda

Known for its flamboyant "blanket" of white spots, the Appaloosa's coloring makes it unique in the horse world. Often there is no need for adornment – fancy saddles or bridles - as the pattern of its coat, splendidly displayed in "Magical Mystery Mare," can sometimes take on a life of its own, transforming it into a work-of-art in its own right.

 

   

Lorna has spent her life devoted to her love of art and all animals, though horses are her passion. Raised on a farm and growing up in Ontario she later bred and raised Quarter Horses for many years, a time of her life that remains dear to her heart. Having done many commissioned works and being honored with numerous artistic credits for her works she feels so blessed to have been given this special gift. The TOPP has become a passion to her and her artistic designs have received recognition in recent competitions. She loves to try new mediums and has created artworks on bone, wood, leather, feathers and of course the beloved Painted Ponies.




Spot


Shipping Begins in Late November 2014


Spot
by Janee Hughes
 


Artist Janee Hughes

Horses and Dalmatians are said to take to each like ducks to water, which is how these black-spotted dogs came to be associated with the old-time fire halls, and why, in the early fire-fighting days, they often rode on the fire engines alongside firemen. “Spot” is a brilliant and playful merging of canine and equine friends.

    In November, 2003, Janee's acrylic painting, Camouflage, won an award at the annual Keizer Art Association Black, White and Gray show. It was used on their poster in 2004. For the next two years, her paintings again won high awards at this show, including People's Choice award, and another was used on their poster. Janee Hughes is a horsewoman, former school teacher in her home state of Oregon, author of several children's books, restorer of carousel horses, and Painted Ponies artist extraordinaire. "I have owned, bred, and trained horses for over 40 years. Since they are my favorite subject matter, I applied to The Trail of Painted Ponies call for artists. I have enjoyed doing many designs for the Trail." - Janee Hughes To read more about Janee Hughes, Click Here "I have owned, bred, and trained horses for over 40 years. Since they are my favorite subject matter, I applied to The Trail of Painted Ponies call for artists. I have enjoyed doing many designs for the Trail." - Janee Hughes

 



The Grey Ghost


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The Grey Ghost
by Thomas Kulina
 


Artist Thomas Kulina

A little known Native American legend tells of a mighty stallion, recognizable by its grey and black coat and red and white adornments, that sometimes appears galloping across the western skies as a warning of turbulent weather ahead. The story crosses tribal lines, as plains warriors would search for "the grey ghost" before planning an attack, and pueblo farmers would plant or harvest in accordance with a sighting. Although ominous in its presence, this mystical pony was believed to have prevented catastrophes and spared many lives.

   

Thomas Kulina is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and painting since a child. He excelled in art and has always had a natural creative ability. His profession is currently an information technology project manager but he still finds time to create. Thomas began painting ponies with the influence of his three nieces who ride horses and collect Painted Pony figurines. He began by painting ponies as gifts. Thomas then kept painting over 200 unique Painted Ponies designs for collectors all over the world. Thomas lives in an area of New England with many Native American influences as can be seen by the names of nearby towns. He grew up on a farm where it was not atypical to find arrow heads or a piece of pottery after plowing. These influences can be seen in his artwork. Thomas continues to design New Painted Ponies.