Carolina Horse Park Painted Ponies Artwalk
Carolina Horse Park Painted Ponies
I had always wanted to paint one of the life size sculptures I would see in Wellington at the Winter Equestrian Festival when I was a kid. In 2019 I replied to a Facebook post looking for Artist and within a few weeks a dream started to take shape an become reality. Since my First Pony titled Between the Ears I have painted seven total for the to raise money for the Horse Park. It's an honor to be a part of the walk each year and be among so many other talented artist.
You can see this years pony February 3rd - March 31st out front of Cabin Branch Tack shop in Downtown Southern Pines.
More photos will be updated soon .
Thank you Darlene and Sona
Cabin Branch, Truist and Carolina Tax, Trusts & Estates
2024 Painted pony Titled Phases - Like the moon and the tide, I go through phases when I ride.
1st Painted pony for the Carolina Horse Park Painted Pony Artwalk
Titled Between the Ears - Sponsored by English Riding Supply and Darlene Ivey Artwork.
Between the ears is a series of painted done from photos I've taken over the years. The Palomino is based on Lacey my childhood heart horse. Each scene is a part of my life. The painting on the hind right was featured on the 2020 Moore County phone book.
2021 Painted Ponies
Left- Rooted in Horses Right Ponies in the Pines
Taking on the Challenge of painting 2 ponies in the small space of my dining room I wanted to do something simple. The wood grain and silhouettes were far from simple. Each pony has about 10 coats layering of gloss to get the grained effect. It was worth the work. They came out so beautiful. Many people thought they were real wood. The inspiration was how much horses are a part of Southern Pines.
Moonlight Memories 2022 Carolina Horse Park Painted Pony
Moonlight Memories is inspired by the many moon lit rides and night checks at the barn.
Young at Heart and Breath wings part of the 2023 Carolina Horse Park Painted Ponies Artwalk
Young at Heart - Features the beautiful iconic Youngs Road and some of the beautiful horse farms you'll see along your drive.
Breath WIngs - Inspired by the connection between Nature and horses How the branches of the trees look like lungs. When placed on the horse they also look like wings .