Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mimbres Animal Dance

My newest Painted Pony, now on ebay. Click here for auction.

On a recent trip to Cooperstown, NY we went to the Fenimore Art Museum. As we desended the main staircase, I nearly fell over because at the bottom was an original, life-sized Painted Pony, Thunderbolt Colt.

I couldn't believe how beautiful this Pony looked in person. The other wondeful thing about this museum is their large collection on Native American art. One of the pieces that struck me was a Mimbres hand painted bowl. I knew there was a Painted Pony brewing in my heard after seeing that wonderful design.

So here is my newest Pony, Mimbres Animal Dance. Inspired by the designs I've researched from the Mimbres culture. Not much is known about these people but they left behind some amazing pottery.


Mimbres bowl at the Fenimore Art Museum.

Original Lightning Bolt Colt

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Distelfink Original Painted Pony

My Distelfink Pony has cantered off the watercolor paper and onto an original Painted Pony figurine.
Now available on EBAY - Click Here.

To read more about my original design, Click Here.
 Placed in the top ten in it's category in The Trail's last competition.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Emergence Embellished

I completely repainted, from head to hoof, an Emergence Painted Pony. Thought I would try a black Pony which makes the Phoenix really pop!

Price $175.00

Monday, June 6, 2011


My design, Distelfink, was chosen as a top ten finalist in the American Country catagory
in The Trail of Painted Ponies 10 Year Anniversary Design Contest!

The public is invited to vote for their favorite Pony in each catagory.

Here is the link to the American Country catagory (you can only vote once).

Living my whole life in or around Lancaster County, PA (aka Amish Country), this Pony design is near and dear to my heart. My design was inspired by PA Dutch folk art. The Distelfink, or thistle finch, represents happiness and good fortune, the hearts are for love and the tulips are for faith. 

I thought it would look great in black too. 

If you decided to vote for Distelfink, thank you so much!

Friday, June 3, 2011

New Pony - "Best Friends"

My newest Painted Pony figurine is part of The Trail of Painted Ponies "Happy Trails Collection". This is a new size Pony for The Trail, a little smaller than their others and offered at a more affordable price of $24.99. I am honored to have my design chosen as part of this first herd. Pre order from their website now for October delivery.

Original artwork for "Best Friends"

Very nice for a smaller figurine. They even got the silver hooves!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Signing Ponies

80 'Emergence' and 80 'Unicorn's Garden' figurines arrived last week for me to sign.
The only free day we had was Mother's Day on Sunday so from 10 in the morning to 7 in the evening, my husband and I unpacked, carefully removed, inspected and lined up by base numbers 160 Painted Ponies.
After they were sorted, I signed and numbered 75 of each Pony and carefully placed them back in their box along with a signed and number certificate of authenticity. I now have a mountain of shipping boxes in my living room awaiting the Fed Ex carrier so they can go to their new homes.
I'm really happy with how these designs turned out, very similar to the original artwork.

The special limited edition Ponies are still available through The Trail of Painted Ponies website!

The Painted Pony army! This isn't even all of them, they took up all the available tables and counters in my dining room and kitchen!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring 2011 Herd

Available for pre-order on The Trail's website.
I will have a few for sale when they come out next month.

The original Unicorn's Garden - sold to a collector.

The original Emergence.
Click on image for a large view.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Japanese for Cherry Blossom
50% of the profit from ths pony will go to aid Japan.

Read more about Sakura on the Trail of Painted Ponies website.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Celestial & American Idol?

So strange (and a bit cool) to see my pony, Celestial, next to Ryan Seacrest on the Trail of Painted Ponies website for February! Both American Idol and The Trail are celebrating 10 year anniversaries.
Mythical, Celestial's sister pony, is available through The Vault on The Trail's website.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


This pony is now on Ebay!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Holiday Design Contest

I was fortunate enough to win 2nd place in The Trail of Painted Ponies 5th Holiday Design Contest with my design, Christmas Carousel. So exciting. I know many of the other placing artists too, great job Vickie, Joani, Barbara and Fab! Click here to see the winners!