This drawing of a little girl and her pony hugging each other is a heart-warming portrait of affection. And, due to popular demand, Thelwell’s hugging pony is now available as a medium.
Norman Thelwell is the unofficial chronicler of the British countryside. He is especially well known and loved for his drawings of little girls on pony-back and of members of the Pony Club, the international youth organization devoted to educating young people about horses and riding which operates in more than 30 countries. According to his obituary in the Telegraph newspaper: “He created some of the most recognisable images in equine art with his cartoons of freckled girls being bounced along on their recalcitrant spherical ponies.”
But he also produced thousands of drawings of dogs and cats, anglers and sailors, indeed pretty much every facet of British country life and interests.
Thelwell, who died in 2004, published his first collection, Angels On Horseback, in 1957. After that he published about 30 books and drew for publications such as the humorous magazine Punch and the Sunday Express.
Now, in collaboration with Norman Thelwell’s son David who is himself an artist, I am working on a series of limited edition screenprints of Thelwell’s work.
Standard size: 26cms x 19cms
Medium size: 48cms x 38cms – not yet available. Contact [email protected] if you want one.
Large size: 76cms x 56cms – not yet available. Contact [email protected] if you want one.
Handmade, limited edition screen print on mould-made, cotton paper.
Officially approved by the Thelwell family.
Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds
© The Thelwell Estate 2016