Spring 2015 Painted Ponies

 

NEW Winter 2019 Painted Ponies

The Trail of Painted Ponies is happy to welcome 2019 with the introduction of three new figurines, each winners of Painted Pony Design Competitions, each shining examples of the way talented artists see the horse as a source of creative inspiration.

In the past, Native Americans told stories through pictures and symbols drawn on rocks, hides, and other surfaces with natural pigments that were mixed to produce a palette of beautiful colors, as shown on "Native Paint."

Adorned with turquoise feathers and adornments, "Turquoise Princess" brings health and happiness to whomever she touches.

A buttercup is a yellow cup-shaped flower that calls to mind sunny fields of golden wildflowers blooming in the springtime, and it is sometimes the name given to a horse that someone is sweet on. Meet "Buttercup."


 

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Native Paint
by Laurie Cook

In the past, Native Americans did not communicate through writing as we know it. Instead they told stories through pictures and symbols drawn on rocks, hides, and other surfaces with natural pigments that were mixed to produce a palette of yellow, white, red, green, black and blue. Some of these “picture writings” recorded important events of a tribe, and some had meaning only to the individual who made them. The meaning of others is no longer known, but respected for belonging to those-who-came-before.

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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Turquoise Princess
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. 

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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6.5" Tall


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Buttercup
by Laurie Cook

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.


Bryn Wilkins Lawson