Official Trail of Painted Ponies Artists

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HOWIE GREEN

Boston, MA
Pop Art Gallery
www.hgd.com
Official Painted Ponies Artist Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

An internationally recognized Pop artist in the Peter Max tradition, Howie Green has won over 40 design awards for his work for such prestigious clients as IBM, LL Bean, Coca Cola and Hewlett Packard. He has singlehandedly redefined the idea of an artist's canvas by painting life-size fiberglass cows, 6' golf balls, album covers, public benches, a mural that covered the front entrance to Boston City Hall, a full-sized schoolbus… and two Trail of Painted Ponies figurines.



CHERYL A. HARRIS

Covington, IN
Design and Illustration
www.cherylaharris.com
Official Painted Ponies Artist Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

This Indiana professional artist exemplifies diversity and versatility. Her 34 year career had included employment as a graphic designer for a large children's furniture manufacturer, a technical illustrator for a retail chain of stores, 14 years as an Art Director for a full-service Indianapolis advertising and marketing firm, and 18 years of self-employment with Cheryl A. Harris Design and Illustration, where she offers her services to small businesses, corporations, hospitals, foundations and private consumers. Oh, and did we forget to mention that four of her designs have been crafted into figurines by The Trail of Painted Ponies?



RANCE HOOD

Dennison, TX
Rance Hood Gallery
rancehoodgallery.com
Official Painted Ponies Artist Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

Rance is one of the few Native American artists left who still paint in the manner that echoes the traditional Indian culture and spirituality of the past. Born in southern Oklahoma to a Comanche mother and white father, he was raised by his Comanche grandparents who taught him traditional ways. He is known for his mystical landscapes that are not of this world, but a world distinguished by heroic deeds and ancestral spirits, where warriors on horseback gallop so energetically their hooves never touch the ground.



JANEE HUGHES

Aumsville, OR
Artist and Illustrator
To learn more about Janee Hughes, Click Here.
Official Painted Ponies Artist Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

After graduating from Willamette University with a BA in art, Janee taught in Junior High School for thirty years. When she retired in 1997, she began a fine art career, painting and writing, winning awards and building a reputation. Her paintings are usually realistic and involve animals, and she works in pencil, pen, watercolor, acrylic and oil. Her artwork has graced the covers of numerous magazines, she has illustrated three children's books, and her cartoons have been published in newspapers. She was the lead painter on the Salem Riverfront Carousel, an authentic, hand-carved and painted carousel, and in her spare time can be found hiking with her dogs and husband.



KARLYNN KEYES

Scottsdale, AZ
Double Star Studio
doublestarstudio.com
Official Painted Ponies Artist Karlynn Keyes

Karlynn Keyes is the former president of The Trail of Painted Ponies and today she is a wildly successful brand developer. Her new jewelry brand, titled, Rocslide, is shaking up the jewelry industry. Karlynn's love of horses and children has inspired her to design creative brands for children that include, Pretty Painted Ponies. Karlynn also continues to consult with The Trail of Painted Ponies and design many of the best-selling Painted Ponies.



KEVIN KILHOFFER

Elk City, OK
Cartoonist, Craftsman, Cowboy and Artist
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Official Painted Ponies Artist Karlynn Keyes

Kevin grew up on a farm in Elk City, Oklahoma with a proud, pioneering history located along the historic Route 66. As a young man he worked hard for his father and grandfather on the farm, driving tractors, milking cows, building fences and hauling weeds out of cotton fields. Kevin was always artistically inclined, and his abilities were recognized by others as early as first grade. As Kevin got older he continued to "fiddle," making carvings out of antlers and wood. Eventually Kevin was hired as a cartoonist for a weekly newspaper. Living in an area rich in Western heritage had a big influence on Kevin. His passion for Western History has provided him with a direction for his artistic expressions, and made him an expert when it comes to authenticity.



VICKIE KNEPPER-ADRIAN

North Liberty, IA
Native American, Equine and Wildlife Art
Official Painted Ponies Artist Karlynn Keyes

One of our All-Star Painted Pony artists whose creative genius, artistic talents and love of the Native American culture has produced several of the all-time bestselling figurines, including "War Cry," "Wounded Knee," "Trail of Tears" and "Warrior Brothers," Vickie's day job involves research at the University of Iowa.



FABIENNE LEYDECKER

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Little Blue Horse Gallery
www.fabienneleydecker.com
Official Painted Ponies Artist Fabienne Leydecker

"Fab" loves horses! At a very young age, she remembers riding those wild horses "Pottocks" in the Basques Mountains of France. Her passion for horses inspired her to become a jockey. Later on, Fabienne decided to explore her creativity, and after experimenting with different mediums and styles, she always went back to her favorite subject...horses. Her recent works are inspired by her love of Folk Art. She loves bright colors and her funky "Little Blues," as she loves to refer to them as, are always happy, cheerful and full of energy!



ALI MACGRAW
Tesque, NM
Artist/Actress
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Official Painted Ponies Artist Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

Although she is best known as the actress who received a Best Actress Academy Award Nomination for her role in the movie Love Story, Ali's creative talents are many. She has written a bestselling memoir, been the interior designer for different restaurants, and produced a popular Yoga video. Well-known for her philanthropic work, and especially her advocacy for animal rights, Ali created the life-size "Karuna," which was one of the most popular Painted Ponies in the original public art project, as well as a beloved figurine.



LORNA MATSUDA
Onoway, Alberta, Canada
Giddy Up Portraits
www.giddyup-portraits.com
Official Painted Ponies Artist Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor

"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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