Spring 2015 Painted Ponies

 

NEW Winter 2020 Ornaments

Holidays aren't the only occasion for adding decorative ornamental accents to your home….



Spirit Bear Pony Ornament
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Voodoo Ornament
by Artist/Sculptor Kathleen Moody

Competition between stallions for mares on the wild horse range of the Sand Wash Basin can be brutal, and the battle between Picasso, a gorgeous pinto featured in The Trail's Summer 2019 release, and Voodoo, a single stallion that had lost his band, for the attention of a young filly, led to continual fighting. By early summer Voodoo had prevailed, but his victory was short-lived. On August 21, 2018 he was found with a broken leg and humanely euthanized. True story. In his memory, and in acknowledgement of the rivalry between these two spirited stallions, The Trail has created this companion piece to "Dance of the Mustang."

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Pony will go to several non-profit organizations whose mission is to improve the range for wild horses in free roaming herds.

The Trail of Painted Ponies is pleased to add Kathleen Moody to its stable of contributing artists. A phenomenal equine designer and sculptor who has spent 26 years creating animal sculptures for Breyer, Hartland Collectables, DaBar Enterprises,and Safari  Ltd. as well as her own line of resin horses. Kathleen is the designer and sculptor behind a number of Painted Ponies, including many in the Beauty of the Breed Series.


Kathleen Moody





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Dance of the Mustang Ornament
by Artist/Sculptor Kathleen Moody

“Dance of the Mustang” is The Trail of Painted Ponies tribute to the famous pinto mustang named Picasso. Known for gorgeous coloring that could have come from a painter’s palette, Picasso lives in the Sand Wash Basin in Northwest Colorado, where he is the lead stallion in a free-roaming herd of wild horses. Striking an iconic pose intended to attract an equally beautiful mare, and at the same time warn off potential competitors, Picasso stands as a living symbol of the history and pioneer spirit of the American West. "Dance of the Mustang" and "Voodoo" are companion ornaments.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Pony will go to several non-profit organizations whose mission is to improve the range for wild horses.

The Trail of Painted Ponies is pleased to add Kathleen Moody to its stable of contributing artists. A phenomenal equine designer and sculptor who has spent 26 years creating animal sculptures for Breyer, Hartland Collectables, DaBar Enterprises,and Safari  Ltd. as well as her own line of resin horses. Kathleen is the designer and sculptor behind a number of Painted Ponies, including many in the Beauty of the Breed Series.


Kathleen Moody





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Turquoise Princess Ornament
by Lorna Matsuda

Tales of old say that a long time ago Native Americans noticed gray rocks with clear blue lines running through them and interpreted the imagery as elements of sky and water locked in stone. From that time on, turquoise was cherished for its beauty and as a source of positive healing energy and good fortune for those who possessed it. Adorned with turquoise feathers and adornments, Turquoise Princess brings health and happiness to whomever she touches.

Lorna Matsuda has spent her life devoted to her love of art and all animals, though horses are her passion. Combining her love of art and horses, Lorna creates memories and meaning in her paintings and other artistic creations. She enjoys painting realistic art to share with others, and feels very blessed to have been given this special gift.


Lorna Matsuda





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Buttercup Ornament
by Bryn Wilkins Lawson

A buttercup is a yellow cup-shaped flower that calls to mind sunny fields of golden wildflowers blooming in the springtime. Although not always the friendly little flower their name suggests - their petals are considered poisonous to wildlife - buttercups are quite pretty, often used as a term of endearment like "Honey" and "Sweetie," and sometimes the name given to a horse that someone is sweet on.

Bryn Wilkins Lawson is the former Vice President/Creative Director for The Trail of Painted Ponies. With a life-long love for art, she studied a multitude of classic and digital art mediums, from animation and graphic design to videography and photography, while receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Multimedia. Bryn continues her passion for art, business and creative thinking through graphic design, product design, product development and publishing with The Trail of Painted Ponies and other up-coming brands. Originally from Grangeville, ID and Payson, AZ, she currently resides in Queen Creek, AZ with her husband, young children and animals.


Bryn Wilkins Lawson

 



HOLIDAY 2020 DILLARD'S EXCLUSIVE

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Snowball
by Lorna Matsuda

“Snowball” had no idea what a great day awaited him when a jolly fellow with a white beard in a red suit stopped in front of his stall to admire his silver coat, and comment that his dapples looked like snowballs. “Ho Ho Ho,” the jolly fellow said. "You are the perfect horse I have been looking for.” And that very next Christmas, adorned in a beautiful saddle that sparkled with emeralds the color of holly and berry-red rubies, “Snowball” pranced with pride at the front of a Christmas Parade.

To purchase "Snowball," please visit or call your local Dillard's store. To find a Dillard's store near you, view the Dillard's Store Locator >

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

 


 

NEW Holiday 2020 Ornaments - SOLD OUT


We apologize for the fact that the Holiday 2020 ornaments are already sold out. Their popularity this year was surprising. We suggest collectors consider choosing from an assortment of other Painted Ponies ornaments that are available through The Trail of Painted Ponies Store by Clicking Here >


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Peppermint Sticks Ornament
by Lorna Matsuda

Christmas is a time of year filled with family, gift-giving, hot cocoa and old-fashioned Christmas candy in the form of red-and-white peppermint sticks bent into canes to represent the shepherd's crooks in the Nativity story. This Christmas, someone's favorite winter holiday will be made sweeter when they find "Peppermint Sticks" under the tree or in a stocking hung from a fireplace.

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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Vintage Christmas Ornament
by Susan Sizemore

Displaying decorations from our childhood may no longer be trendy, but adhering to those traditions is what connects us to our family and our past. So as the calendar page turns again to December, we say it's time to remember the days of aluminum Christmas trees, bubble lights, train sets around the tree and tinsel (remember tinsel?), with this delightfully nostalgic Holiday Pony that sparkles and glows with dazzling vintage ornaments that were popular in the yuletide seasons that have come and gone.

"I have been doing some form of drawing, painting or crafts since I was very little. Growing up in the Pacific NW, up near Mt. St. Helens, gave me perfect opportunity to draw lots of the wildlife. After my first son was born, I started teaching art classes for children and adults in pastels and watercolors, then I moved on to learning scrimshaw and selling my scrimshaw on bone and fossilized ivory at trade and sportsman shows. That grew into designing teeshirts from scratchboard drawings and opening up several inline shops selling them, and also hand made mohair teddy bears. I seem to always find something new I want to try. I am self taught, grew up with a family that was very creative, and so it is now how I live my life, I create every day if I can, and LOVE it!"- Susan Sizemore


Susan Sizemore

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Santa's Little Helper Ornament
by Lorna Matsuda

Displaying decorations from our childhood may no longer be trendy, but adhering to those traditions is what connects us to our family and our past. So as the calendar page turns again to December, we say it's time to remember the days of aluminum Christmas trees, bubble lights, train sets around the tree and tinsel (remember tinsel?), with this delightfully nostalgic Holiday Pony that sparkles and glows with dazzling vintage ornaments that were popular in the yuletide seasons that have come and gone.

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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Winter Feathers Ornament
by Laurie Cook

"Winter Feathers" is this artist's way of sharing a cherished moment: "I love feeding birds in the winter. It begins when I sit at the window in the morning, feet up and a mug of coffee warming my hands, waiting for my breakfast guests to arrive. Then I glimpse movement behind a frosty holly leaf, and soon they emerge from the greenery to swoop among my offerings of seed and suet. Their colorful feathers flash bright against the sparkly snow as they flit about, calling a greeting to a new day."

Raised in Southern California, one of Laurie's earliest memories is of drawing horses on the underside of the family coffee table. While still studying at Art Center College of Design she was recruited by Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri so at age 22 she moved halfway across the country, not knowing a soul in her new city. Her plan to work there for a year or two somehow stretched out to nearly two decades and by the time she left she had attained the highest level possible, that of "Master Artist,"designing everything from home decor items to Christmas gift bags; from thinking up new toy ideas to painting idyllic garden scenes. Some of her clients include Google, Mohawk Industries, Leanin' Tree, Carson Home, Current, and Hasbro. On the rare occasion she's not in her studio, she can be found hiking with her German Shepherd and two Labradors, or tending to her butterfly garden. Laurie has returned to Southern California and now freelances for a variety companies.


Laurie Cook

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Mistletoe Kisses Ornament
by Lorna Matsuda

Christmas brings such an abundance of love into hearts and homes that there could be no better time for a "Mistletoe Kisses" Pony to arrive to spread the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. To help set the mood, cute and furry little bears have come along for the ride, rubbing noses and giving loving hugs to each other as they wish everyone a blessed holiday season.

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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