I can indeed now! not jsut in the eyes! I couldn’t wait to share some wonderful story with you.. A couple of days ago I was invited to do a photoshoot at a local yard, when one of the models turned up and gave me a glance with his magical charismatic eyes.. wow.. who are you pet? Blake is a rescue with unknown past and age, looks like an import of some sort due to a very distinct freezebrand on his upper neck.. a polo pony? maybe something else, we don’t know, but is got his forever loving home now that is what matters. Wait… I know this freezbrand, I think I know his breed !! do you mind me to investigate?
Given a green light I immediately texted my friend Dawn, who is campaigning to protect standardbred freezbranding in US. Photo of the brand, hope, wait… my phone screen blinked in jsut few minutes and .. is this really happening? I got full report for the horse by Western Ideal that was born in NJ, sold to Canada then exported to Ireland buyer, a familiar name again? I am messaging owner of the Meadowbranch Stables, potentially those who may confirm.. attaching the photo of the suspect and YES.. In one lucky moment horse got not just outstanding royal pedigree by Western Ideal, but he also got his full beautiful name See My Reflection, birthday to celebrate, he turned out to be 17, and warm words from his previous ownership for whom he won some very prestigious races in UK an Ireland .. few years of his story then missing, but.. It’s a happy end with two souls found each other in Ireland! and tell me I don’t have amazing job! I meet so many wonderful stories along the way! can you see my reflection now?
freshly finished 🤩 SECRETARIAT winning Preakness 1973 🤩 “This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it! Because you never know how far you can run unless you run.”🐴 70x50cm (30×20”) 🐴 Painting is available
<3 CHARLIE <3 This adorable flashy model! I love everything about this painting starting from secret photoshoot pretending to be a passer-by on the beach that autumn morning, to every single secret update, while the cheeky eye was eyeing me from the easel every day 🙂 then Santa wasn’t too patient and the painting was presented a little in advance of Christmas morning, then happy smiles!! I will be living, again and again, all these positive emotions for years as I will look at these pictures of a final result :)All these things are making my job oh so worthwhile <3 60x50cm acrylic on canvas #lovemyjob #ironiaart #painting #equineart
This was fairly complicated painting to complete due to very limited amount of photos and the reference extremely pixelated dark and dull. I would normally refuse to work from photos like that but I do like challenge. Veston went over the rainbow before Christmas 2019 and this painting was presented to his loving owner a year later.. loads of tears of course as expected. Happy wih the result 🙂
That’s me fully booked up until end of 2020 or at least middle of January 🙂 Some wonderful animals to paint before Christmas. Horses, dogs and even a wow factor cat 🙂 excited ! here’s one from last yeart Greya the cat 10″x8″#lovemyjob #ironiaart #commission #artwork #painting #christmas #cat
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I won’t be lying if I say that Bob, 97 yo gentleman from Dublin is my favourite customer. He is an art collector and horse lover. To this day I have done 4 paintings for him.
There is nothing better than genuine happiness in the eyes of a client .. Bob finally received his painting of his Irish Draught stallion Drynam Hero aka Bradley by Gortfree Hero oo Rockrimmon Silver Diamond
All paintings are normally selling for €1500 plus shipping.. Now only €1000 including shipping in Europe!* I’m making up room for new collection.. grab a bargain and create your own art collection! Prix d’Amerique winners Bold Eagle, Up and Quick, Readly Express, Facetime Bourbon.. Richest champion mare Roxane Griff.. *US and rest of the world shipping may cost extra
email me to: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your painting or arrange commission!
Roxane Griff 75x60cm
Readly Express PDA 2018 70x50cm
Up and Quick PDA 2015 70x50cm
Face Time Bourbon 70x50cm
Bold Eagle 70x50cm (sold)
Photo Finish 70x50cm (sold)
Morning in Grosbois 70x50cm
Sweet Motherhood 70x50cm
Step up 70x50cm
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I t’s been a privilege to be invited by @LeTrot to paint winner of the GNT Paris Turf series winner. Given just two hours to complete the painting for presentation to the winning owner was a little bit stressful at the start, but I must admit I’m delighted with the result. 🐎 Elvis Madrik – winner of the #GNT series modelled for me today during live session in Club Uranie of Vincennes. I was accompanied by many admirers and one of the kids gave wise advice to add a whip in left hand of the driver 😂 I did! Many thanks to my friend Anne Beatrice for her assistance and entertainment of my visitors, giving me opportunity to totally focus on work.. I did it!
🏆 Grand National du Trot Paris-Turf awards ceremony at Vincennes Hippodrome de Paris 🏆 Owner of Elvis Madrik, Jean Michel Baudoin, seems to be very happy with freshly created painting of his champion. I was told the piece went a proper show-off-round in his proud hands 🙂 L-R: Christian Bazire, Jean Michel Baudoin (Owner of Elvis Madrik) Joël Séché
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Word Trotting Conference 2019 in Sweden International Media Awards 🏆 Best Advertisment 🏆 Ladies Day at Portmarnock Raceway Presented to Nadina Ironia
IHRA 4 entries were shortlisted by the Swedish judges: 🐎 Best Magazine article “Following Passions” Prix d’Amerique Magazine http://ironia-art.com/prix-damerique-2018/ 🐎 Best Photography “Be my future” 🐎 Best Advert “Ladies Day at Portmarnock Raceway 🐎 Best Social Media Irish Harness Racing Association
I can finally reveal what I was working on in the past few weeks!
Wedding present for Ecurie Franck Leblanc and his wife Pauline 🙂
Their beloved horses from past Connemara pony Vahiné & trotting champion Kart de Baudrairie (winner of over €860,000 in his racing career) now together forever on canvas 🙂
As always I feel very honored to have such wonderful animals on my easel
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dreams come true…
Not every day you are getting invited to the most amazing trotting event at world’s most amazing trotting track..
Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that my paintings will be displayed at Hippodrome de Vincennes never mind Prix d’Amérique Opodo weekend.. I still have goosebumps and I still can’t believe this all is real..
I would like to thank everyone who helped me in preparation of this exhibition, you know yourselves, you are amazing friends and your support means a lot to me! But most of all I would like to thank Le Trot for this opportunity of a lifetime and especially Emmanuelle Morvillers for kicking me into this dream coming true 🙂 and of course main person who invited me here Mme Marie-France Wissocq ❤
see you all in Paris 🙂 <3
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Back to reality after my annual work trip to Spain, pity I forgot to pack some heat with me because Irish summer is when you need to grab rain jacket before you go out in the sun lol freezing!
I would like to thank every single person who made my trip so wonderful! I simply couldn’t wish for more! <3
In few days I drove over 700km to different locations covering beautiful lands of Andalucia, many times I had to stop and just adore the views..
Thanks to those taking care of my painful self, I’m finally on antibiotics and hopefully feeling better soon (aircons are evil!!)
I have now massive amount of work in the office to do..thousands of photos to sort .. and of course ekhm I am supposed to be painting too 🙂
I am now resuming normal work here in Ireland, so please don’t’ be shy and book your sessions and paintings on time!
love you all! Besos xxx