Trail of Painted Ponies "Prairie Horizon." 1E/8,227
Pony Story: This fine artist from Colorado has a long fascination with the history and lore of the Nez Perce Indians, expert horsemen with a sophisticated knowledge of breeding who are credited with developing the Appaloosa. Using a distinctive artistic style that combines bold colors with geometric shapes, circles, triangles and arrows that connect his design to the title--a horizon line encircles the horse, grass and trees, canyons and rivers are rendered in an abstract way--he breathes new life and excitement into his stylized interpretation of a breed of horse known for its unique color and variety of spots. Bob lives in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The original Masterwork, Prairie Horizon, was a finalist in the Native Art of Horse Painting national competition. He is also the artist behind Mosaic Appaloosa, a retired figurine.
Item #: 12261
Release Date: Winter 2008
Artist: Bob Coonts
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: December 2009
Last Number at Retirement: 2E/7,624