Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Nadina Ironia is an Irish-based equestrian artist whose paintings of famous and simply loved horses of all breeds have traveled the world.
“Horses mean the world to me – it’s more than just a job!”
Nadina studied Design in Art College and Communication Sciences at University. It may not sound like it has anything to do with horses, but by doing this she was able to combine her biggest passions – horses and art – into one.
Now she is surrounded by these wonderful animals every day – in her art, in the yard, and at the races…
As a teenager, she spent long days helping at her local stud farm. After that, she worked as a trainer of young show jumping stock. One lucky day, life brought her to the trotting track.
She said: “I could not believe how beautiful and powerful these horses were flying high above the ground… I simply loved the sound of it, the look and feel of it.
Now those feelings are transferred to my paintings.”
Every piece has its own story. “I don’t paint just horses, I paint their personalities too. I love them all – be it a world record-breaker or a family pet.”
“I was born dreaming of horses. I was painting my dreams as a child… I still do and I strongly believe that dreams do come true!”
2017 Reve de Trot ” Trotting Dream” Personal exhibition at Hippodrome de Vincennes, Paris (Prix d’Amerique & Prix de Cornulier festivals)
2016 – “Notes of Beauty” Riga City Council
2014 – “Notes of Beauty” Riga International Airport VIP Lounge
2013 – “Diversity of Visions” Dublin Pearse Street
2012 – Art Exhibition Dublin Civic offices
2011 – Pearse Library Dublin City (November)
2011 – “Peoples Photography” St.Stephens Green Dublin Ireland
2011 – “Equestrian Photography” FEI SCI-W**Riga Latvia
2011 – “Homeless Gallery” D-Light Studio, Dublin
2011 – “Born in USSR” Whitehall College of Further Education
2011 – “Another view” Pearse Library, Dublin, Ireland
2011 – “Born in USSR” ILAC, Dublin, Ireland
2010 – “Smena Annual Exhibition” Lantern Center, Dublin, Ireland
2010 – “Dublin in Faces” Dublin City Council, Dublin, Ireland
2010 – Towney Hall castle, Ireland
2009 – Lantern Center, Dublin, Ireland