New Holiday Painted Ponies Ring in Christmas Early!

People are always looking for new gift-giving traditions at Christmas. Gifting beautifully crafted and hand-painted, Holiday-themed Painted Pony Figurines and Ornaments has become an exciting new tradition, the way giving glass balls, tin trains and cut-and-etched crystal became holiday gift traditions. Every year we come out with completely different and unique Holiday Painted Ponies, accompanied by stocking-stuffer ornaments. Make this Christmas memorable by ordering a Holiday-themed Painted Pony early for the special people in your life.




Shipping in late June 2017


Blue Ribbon Edition refers to the very first twelve castings of a particular figurine. First Editions, Numbers 0001 through 0012. Blue Ribbon Figurines are available exclusively on the Official Trail of Painted Ponies Store. 

O Holy Night

Angels on High
by Laurie Cook

“When I picture angels celebrating the Savior’s birth, in my mind I see skies filled with effervescent joy as heavenly figures dance among billowy soft clouds. The air rings with mysteriously beautiful music, while down on earth, the animals sense that something wonderful has occurred. And this Pony stops, turns her head into a gentle breeze, and pricks her delicate ears to better hear the joyful song of celebration.”

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." Laurie has returned to Southern California and now freelances for a variety of companies, 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 Cook
Laurie Cook





Shipping in late June 2017


Blue Ribbon Edition refers to the very first twelve castings of a particular figurine. First Editions, Numbers 0001 through 0012. Blue Ribbon Figurines are available exclusively on the Official Trail of Painted Ponies Store. 

Song of the Cardinal
 

Winter Ballet
by Bryn Wilkins Lawson

The inspiration for this original design comes from a Holiday ballet the artist attended with her daughter. Dashing through the snow in a magical cape that is made to fit similar to a real horse blanket, but with ruffling added at the bottom to convey the subtle idea of a ballet tutu, “Winter Ballet” has an icy feel to it, thanks to decorative snowflake details worked into the body and base, and shimmering in the mane and tail. She, of course, is wearing a crown shaped to represent half a snowflake.

 

 


Bryn has had a love of art from an early age. Growing up in a small, rural, farming town in Idaho, she would spend her afternoons coloring, drawing and painting anything she could think of. She could frequently be found on her mother’s computer creating drawings in “Mouse Paint” one of Apples first graphics programs.  Her grandmother asked her one day, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  “I want to be an artist,” she exclaimed. From that moment on, art always had a permanent place in her life.

Throughout school art was always Bryn’s favorite subject.  During high school she expressed her creativity both in the fine arts as well as in theatre as a technical artist. When it came to deciding on what came next, it was only natural to follow her creative passion and pursue her interests.

During college she explored the multi-faceted areas of the art field and found that art did not have to be paint on a canvas. She studied a multitude of classic and digital art mediums from animation and graphic design to videography and photography. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Multimedia.

Laurie Cook
Bryn Wilkins Lawson


 

 




Shipping in late June 2017


Blue Ribbon Edition refers to the very first twelve castings of a particular figurine. First Editions, Numbers 0001 through 0012. Blue Ribbon Figurines are available exclusively on the Official Trail of Painted Ponies Store. 

Vintage Greetings
 

Wonderful Season of Peace
by Sharon Baggett Anderson

The “dove” is recognized throughout the world as a symbol of peace, and with “Wonderful Season of Peace” this artist wanted to create the perfect holiday gift: a Painted Pony that combined the festive holiday aspects of Christmas, with comforting imagery that conveyed peace on earth and good will to all.

Sharon is a self-taught artist, beginning her journey in 1984 with acrylic folk art projects and primitives. After friends, and then others, showed interest in her painting style, she opened a studio at her Georgia farm and taught classes for 14 years, beginner through advanced. That was during her "free" time. Taking care of five little ones and being a stay at home mom was her full time job. In 2004, Sharon and her newly retired husband moved from Georgia to their 40-acre farm, "Awesome Ass Acres", in Southeast Tennessee, near the beautiful Smoky Mountains. They take advantage of the many beautiful trails on the backs of their gaited saddle mules...one (Solomon, the big Appaloosa mule AND the namesake of our farm) of which Sharon also shows around the Southeast. Other critters keep them busy at their farm...dogs, cats, guineas, peafowl, chickens and a donkey named Easy.

Sharon says “I LOVE LIFE, I've released two classic country music cd's, have written poetry since the age of seven and am in the process of publishing a book of my poetry and the tales of the many odd events that have made my life so much fun! Being an official artist with The Trail of Painted Ponies, will now ‘ice my cake’!”

Laura Robinson
Sharon Baggett Anderson


 

 




Shipping in late June 2017


Blue Ribbon Edition refers to the very first twelve castings of a particular figurine. First Editions, Numbers 0001 through 0012. Blue Ribbon Figurines are available exclusively on the Official Trail of Painted Ponies Store. 

Crimson Joy
 

Jingle Bling
by Karlynn Keyes

“Jingle Bling” brings to life the very best sights and sounds of the season….

The bells that jingle on Santa’s reindeer and horses decked out for the holidays….

The glitter, silver and sparkle that make the world look frosty and festive….

Combine those iconic sights and sounds with one of the most wished - for items on every Christmas - a Pony - and you have “Jingle Bling."

 

Karlynn Keyes is the former President of The Trail of Painted Ponies and today she is a wildly successful brand developer. Karlynn's love of horses and children has inspired her to design creative brands for children that include Pretty Painted Ponies. Karlynn has also designed many best-selling Painted Ponies figurines.

 

Lorna Matsuda
Karlynn Keyes



 

Fawn Memories
 

Christmas Morn
by Laurie Cook

Available exclusively through a Dillard's store near you!

“My folks couldn’t afford a whole lot when I was growing up, but Christmas was always a fabulous event with exciting surprises. This Pony expresses my memories of those wonderful Christmas mornings when my sisters and I could finally burst into the living room to behold a fully decorated tree surrounded by gifts. Our eyes widened with the vision of bright colors and shiny baubles, bows, and wrapped gifts. And every year (in addition to the coveted art supplies) my most anticipated gift was a new horse figurine. My hope is that ‘Christmas Morn’ will bring back similar memories to others.”

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." Laurie has returned to Southern California and now freelances for a variety of companies, 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 Cook
Laurie Cook



Holiday 2017 Ornaments

Shipping in late June 2017.

The Trail of Painted Ponies ornaments are perfect for Holidays and everyday! Absolutely adorable as a single ornament or as entire collection, these ornaments will make every day a celebration! Collect them all!

Snow Queen Ornament

Angels on High Ornament

O Holy Night Ornament

Winter Ballet
Ornament

Song of the Cardinal Ornament

Wonderful Season of Peace Ornament

     
Crimson Joy Ornament

Christmas Morn
Ornament
Available exclusively through a
Dillard's store near you!