Trail of Painted Ponies Fall 2007 10th Release
BOOT CAMP FIGURINE
Made of resin. Measures 6" high.
From The Trail of Painted Ponies.
Artist: Maria Ryan
A cowboy’s best friends are his horse and saddle, a rope, a hat and a comfortable pair of boots. But boy howdy, when it comes to Painted Ponies you can forget the plain, clunky, brown and black working cowboy boot. Banishing the traditional ‘high heels of the range’ from her imagination, Idaho wildlife artist Maria Ryan created a colorful tribute to the cowboy boot mystique when she bedecked and bedazzled her Pony with an outrageous collection of western fashion footwear and let him kick up his heels.
Maria Ryan is an accomplished artist and designer who has been winning awards and pleasing collectors around the world for the past thirty years for her innovative and colorful paintings of wildlife. She lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho but travels throughout North America studying her subjects and gathering reference material for her paintings. She is an active conservationist supporting numerous organizations with fundraising, teaching and donations of artwork.