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.




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Snow Queen
 

Snow Queen
by Veronica Ventress

Made of clear tinted resin and inspired by the movie “Frozen,” this princess of a Painted Pony, created by a talented artist from the United Kingdom, illustrates the surprising ways the horse can serve as an artistic canvas. Looking like it is carved from clear blue ice, it is sprinkled with winter magic in the form of beautiful white snowflakes.

Veronica was born and raised in Buckinghamshire, England. She took art classes through school, and in her twenties worked for John Hine Studios in the United Kingdom, painting David Winter Cottage models. In between work and raising her two daughters, Veronica always enjoyed sketching and eventually digital art. Her passion has always been horses and wildlife, and now she enjoys capturing her subjects on camera.

Veronica Ventress
Veronica Ventress





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O Holy Night

O Holy Night
by Laurie Cook

Ponies painted with nativity scenes have become a holiday favorite with collectors, and pictured in stylish fashion on “O Holy Night” is a moment of quiet intimacy shared by Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus, sheltered in an old stable, before they must acknowledge that the newborn child will live a life like no other. He will in fact change the whole world. The swirling patterns that surround the family symbolize the wondrous and miraculous events that are about to happen.

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





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Song of the Cardinal
 

Song of the Cardinal
by Laurie Cook

One of the more delightful holiday moments of this talented artist’s past - one that captured the beauty of Christmas for her and inspired “Song of the Cardinal” - is the memory of a scene glimpsed out a window on a winter morning, when two cardinals, a red male and a yellow female, joyous spots of color set against a somber gray day, perched on snow-laden evergreen boughs and sang to each other.

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





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Vintage Greetings
 

Vintage Greetings
by Laura Robinson

The winner of a Trail of Painted Ponies Holiday art competition, “Vintage Greetings” was inspired by artwork found on traditional old-time Christmas cards that inspire nostalgic holiday memories, evoke family traditions, and reach across generations. Depicted is a bundled-up couple heading on a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the countryside under a starlit sky on the way to church on Christmas Eve.

Laura Robinson grew up riding and drawing horses at her home in Southern California.  Sketching on any piece of paper she could find, she drew her favorite subject, the horse. She has always felt a deep connection with horses, and has been very blessed to have them in her life. Winning awards in high school and college for art and design, it was evident that she should pursue the arts. So, after moving to Minneapolis, MN and getting married, she studied and worked in the graphic design field. Then, while raising a family of 3, she moved onto the fine arts. She currently works as a portrait artist and muralist.

In addition to her art, she works as a groom and assistant trainer at a busy boarding stable, riding hunter/jumpers and dressage. 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
Laura Robinson





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Crimson Joy
 

Crimson Joy
by Lorna Matsuda

As well as a time for gifting family and friends, Christmas can be the occasion for rewarding our animal friends for the joy they give us. “Crimson Joy” presents us with a Painted Pony decked out in a fancy new Christmas outfit. Look closely and you can all but see Christmas lights dancing off the rich colors of the crimson and gold velvet robe, as this excited Pony trots his way into the hearts of collectors at Christmas time.

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
Lorna Matsuda






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Fawn Memories
 

Fawn Memories
by Lorna Matsuda

With the arrival of Spring comes new life, new beginnings and treasures that are a promise of tomorrows to come. There could be no better way to capture the blessings of this time of year than to paint a little fawn nestled on the forest floor where it is almost invisible beneath nature’s blanket of dried leaves, hidden by its mother to keep it safe.

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
Lorna Matsuda



 

Holiday 2016 Ornaments - SHIPPING SOON

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

Snow Queen
Ornament

O Holy Night Ornament

O Holy Night
Ornament

Song of the Cardinal Ornament

Song of the Cardinal
Ornament