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Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney memorial weekend!

It has never been so hard to say bye bye to people I met just 3 days ago.. I have never heard so many inspiring sweet words about myself and work I do!
“..never change Nadina, stay the way you are ..” – said Wally Hennessey… I will not.. I don’t want to change .

Wally Hennessey , ME, Heather Vitale, Anthony Butt and lovely Lillian Delaney

Heather Vitale, Roger Huston, Anthony Butt, Wally Hennessey, Steve Wolf – living legends and just wonderful people! All the cream in one cup at our little track at times it didn’t feel I’m in Parmarnock at all.. the whole weekend was unreal! . It finally made me cry as I was leaving the track last night, when will I meet them again? Well. . I hope soon, now I gotta make it the states! Still eyes full of emotions as writing the lines, so nice to know there are your soulmates across the pond

Wally Hennessey.. if he lived in Ireland I would be racing next year :))

Thanks to the Delaney family for this opportunity, thigs I learned and heard in these few days is more than someone can only wish for! This would never happen without your passionate work organising the Weekend in memory of your brother Vincent! He’s proud of you up there ..!

My pleasure!

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time is runnig faster than I plan it!

don’t  think I’m  lazy guys if not posting here, I’m busy, working days and nights  sorting and editing photos for my dear customers,  doing some design work and computing things.. ! well it’s pretty hard to go inside and work in pretty dark (othervice I can’t see  my screen) while it’s  beautiful sunny outside, but has to be done 🙂 next two weeks   will be tough as I have big plan to finish  most of  work I have.. very busy  August for me too.. Starting with  annual SOCK charity show, then Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial Racing Weekend,  one or two days of RDS, then one week of teaching photography at  Latvian culture summer camp “3X3” for which I  have to  prepare all materials.. not to mention I have  guests
apologies to all who is waiting on their commissions and photoshoots being  finished!  doing my best !

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Latvian Horse days 2014

one of my all time favorite photos is used for this year’s largest Equestrian event: Latvian Horse Days 2014 .. posters, adverts, tickets, programmes etc etc, my photo everywhere
I wish I was there! waiting for photos from advertisers, there are huge posters around the country displayed!
on top of that my Exhibition “Notes of Beauty” is moving to VIP zone of the event from RIX airport business lounge

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Exhitibiton @Riga International Airpot

Exhibition “Notes of Beauty” is now open!
Huge thanks to Young Riders School & Riga International Airport for this opportunity, also many thanks to fineArtPrint.lv for taking care of my prints! all looks just fantastic there!

Very international models and even more international owners of horses. pictures are taken in 6 different countries 🙂  thanks to all all owners and their fabulous  animals for being you!

Welcome to RIX Airport Business Lounge!

all pictures  from Airport here FACEBOOK

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The Doorway Gallery.. I’m in!

wind of changes and life is going up 🙂
Ironia Art now will be represented by The Doorway Gallery
Yippeee! It feels like I’m doing something right, as this invitation was a little unexpected for me, thanks to my fans spreading the word! 10 paintings now gone to the framers and soon will be displayed at the gallery.

the other thing is that my prices will also grow pretty soon! so if you are thinking to make a commission, you have chance to get if for old price til the end of this month (of course securing it with deposit)
more info here : http://ironia-art.com/make-a-commission/

Nadina is over the moon 🙂 Love doorwayyou all and even more I love your horses!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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Equifestival of Ireland 2013

Equifestival of Ireland 2013 is over!!!

Huge thanks to team of photographers:  Siobhan, Art, Alex and  Lauris for all hard work at the very busy event!

you are stars and special thanks for your patience Lauris and Alex 🙂

70GB  and over 10 000 photos

Saturday  was  extremely  long day which  for some of us last  over 20 hours
personally my alarm was  set up  for 5am and I finished  shooting  last  championship at 1am and was in bed around  2am.. not to mention that Sunday  for  some of us was hard day due to sleepless hours and overall tiredness.
even  if Sunday show  finished around 6, we were at home at midnight.

Despite dizzy brain of tiredness  I have enjoyed the show and met  new, wonderful people and some  very impressive horses!
loved to  have a chat with fans of  my arts and hear compliments.  hopefully   over  200 cards  taken  will bring me  good  few   customers 🙂

All photographs will be available on Equifestival.com website

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….and summer at last!

every time I am  planning to do something more I realize I don’t have time  for all my plans  go live 🙂 Yes I do complain about lack of time and at the same  time I am  bad workaholic trying to use every single minute  to paint, to sketch, to  edit, to  email  and reply.. since I  have customers from all over the world things  are getting  more exciting as  no matter if I have early morning or  insomnia at 3am I always have  somebody online to chat 🙂
Now summer has arrived  and it means  I live from show to show. no much time for painting, but I wish I had a bit more as I have  so many beautiful reference pictures sitting in folders.. also  photoshoot files are sitting  unedited.  thank you dear customers  being so patient! 🙂
my  personal challenge is going extremely slow too..  40 pieces to go and it seems it will take me forever 🙂  I have  two commissions in progress, one big piece sketched out and something else I can’t even count all the amount of things in ToDo folder 🙂 latest painting for 100 paintings  is  12×12 inches
double Derrochon 🙂 from  my Spanish trip in back in March
even if my  challenge  didn’t  go  one painting a day in 100 days in row, I am absolutely happy with  what I have learned  so far and learned to  start and finish piece in  few hours.
I love  acrylics for  that!

about photozz..
since  1st of  January this year I did not have any free weekend, it means  every  single weekend I  work.  lol  I work 7 days a week, but I chose it myself, so shame to complain!
next free weekend  seems  will be only at the end of  July if  nobody books their show in.
well  few shows I have attended were not my  shows I am booked for, went only as press photographer but enjoyed every single moment of spending time shooting  world’s  best  eventing riders.
Badminton  Horse Trials was just WOW! I had chance to try  this  beautifuyl brand new car for having a  look at  Cross country course:

and weather was  amazing too!
here is  London Olympic games  winner Michael Jung (Germany)
I was cheering  up he wins, but another great rider won  the show 🙂
his dressage test was  test of the tests! he got all highest marks  for riding! <3

it was pleasure to meet  many  interesting people, most of them are photographers and journalists  with huge experience, having  in their pockets Olympic games etc. was nice to  get some advice from them too!


at Badminton I took some photos for  our local Irish company Waterboy. they produce  such a thing, which you can use in the middle of field  to wash your horse and even have hot water!!

after returned back home I had  amazing photoshoot for riding  clothing advertisement, but it has to sit in secret folder until all things are done! 🙂

Pity one  of Riding clubs had to cancel their annual summerfest, but luckily  I have got another  show to do and we spent  fabulous day  shooting and printing on-site in Kilronan  Equestrian Centre. (must scan newspaper with article and my picture in it)

 

 

now just finished article about Tatts and  even if my  PC crashed at lest 10 times  this week somehow managed to  finish photos too 🙂 all photos in event galleries!

now  I’m getting ready  for  hopefully sunny weekend. planning to visit   kennels, bring  my PC to fix and two  days of harness racing ahead too!  yiihaaa!!
now I’m off to  garden to catch sunshine 🙂

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March (reading piece)

It’s  been a long  time since I posted any  news here. my apologies  to  followers, just  busy!

First of all there is  still no spring in Ireland ..  same cold as in December and  loads of shows are  being cancelled due to  bad  ground and weather  conditions.

At least  local  P2P wasn’t  cancelled and  I was lucky enough about weather and some  good shots.
Antler challenge  I always wanted to  attend  was  postponed first and then cancelled at all, then  some Hunter trials   are  cancelled too.  I really hope  this  year   some big shows  will not be cancelled as I  have planned  to attend  good  few.

I  am just back  from sunny Spain  where I  had  lovely  road trip, and met  my  friends  PRE horse breeders.  My plan was to visit some more stables, but weather wasn’t  good and also  I didn’t realize that  Spain is  bigger than  I thought 🙂  next time I will plan better, also  6 days is not enough at all!  I  still visited  three  farms, and once again I  say I love Spanish horses and  one  day I will own one!

Also  there I had meet up with my  good friends  at  Sunshine Tour.  It supposed to be   5 weeks  of sun, but it  was 5  weeks of rain for them and many shows there  have been cancelled too, and the one I  had to take photos at  of  course  was cancelled too because of  heavy  rain and  thunders.

I was glad to  stay  at my  friend’s   in  absolutely stunning place,  I met  her  beautiful   warmblood horses in front of my  camera.  It was  good  fun! I also  ate loads of  oranges from trees in their yard  🙂 yumm!
I hope to visit   Spain  again  this year, will see how  my  calendar will   appear with bookings etc etc.

One week before  trip  I  took part in photographic exhibition at Dublin Pearse Street library, where I  had on display  hunting and  other random  equine stuff. I can really  see how much   my photos  improved since last show and I am  almost proud  of myself 🙂

Also  did  appearance at  Sport Horse Ireland stallion inspections in Cavan, which about I’m thankful to Siobhan English for the opportunity, I hope  we have more  shows and events to  work  at together! Last time I saw  so many  beautiful  boys   five-six years ago  where I worked at Baltic stallion inspections  in Audruvis. I love stallions a lot! they are special!

Bad thing is that I  don’t understand where my  time is  running and who is stealing it?  I wake up every morning with a list of To Do , but  then it’s  already  evening and   seems like nothing is done.. well I  try to manage  all on my  own  which is not very  helpful to  my  arts, as  paperwork and  networking is taking too much time, so  this  has really affected my  personal challenge..  my  great plan  of  finishing  by  Xmas  has   failed, next was to  finish in April and again…. I am still  less than in the middle! bad! I tell you I am  not lazy!! I am proper workaholic and my  family  is not  happy about it either.

now I am  working on  one  commission  of   great show-jumper, I have  few  gigabytes of   photos to  work on,   some  shows  coming up,  of course  challenge paintings to  do and much more on my  list 🙂 I don’t complain about being  busy I love  what I do!
I can do it!

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Little Hoofs session

Sunday  I was doing advertising session for Little Hoofs Ireland mobile parties, and I was how  clever  Falabella  horses are! This little poser Flash  has got a patience of a big  horse! half day of grooming, then  loads of  kids … Continue reading

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editing pics

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we always learn something new every day! I’m working  daily in Photoshop since  2005 or so, and  I know I’m not using  it’s all features. I love  to stay on basics and not overdoing  photos, as  overphotoshopped pictures look weird … Continue reading

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2012 Summary

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I must say  big thank you to all my customers, fans and friends for amazing support this year and I wish you all prosperous NEW 2013 YEAR! This was a BIG year  for Ironia Art! In 2012 we started to … Continue reading

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Logo design

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I’m quiet  happy  with this simple logo for colleague  in Cork Denisa. she does brilliant photography and also  she does paint horses.  

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The edge of seasons

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one beautiful busy weekend of photography, amazing people and their horses. it started on Saturday when I had day out with Fingal Harriers in Kilbride Co.Meath, there they held their first run of  hunting season 2012/13. we’ve got spoiled by … Continue reading

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Day 3

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Black and  white day three 🙂 It’s been a long time since I did something black and  white, except photography  of course. once again it  made me miss pencil drawings in college 🙂 definitely  must do more monochrome paintings soon, … Continue reading

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Busy time

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from show to show, prints, designs, paintings, all computer and  outdoor  works summer  is almost at the end..  where it’s  gone?  ah  forgot  we live in Ireland, but can’t complain, I got my  shoulders brown this year 🙂 had brilliant   … Continue reading

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Prize for connemara

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Spent brilliant day at  Performance Connemara show in East  last Saturday. Sunny  day  with some  heavy  showers and storms  were brilliant  for photography, atmosphere was great and horses   did well. as I mentioned   earlier I offered   prize – painting of  … Continue reading

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life goes on

things  happen every single day.. last week  we moved into  new family  house with lovely garden and new  sunny  place for  my studio.. after  few days of happiness  I got sore fracture of my  left hand  finger.. yes I’m left … Continue reading

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Irish soccer :)

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so if it’s  pure Irish  weather there is nothing  to do, only to   find  way to enjoy it.  so  did we  both  with my   gorgeous  dog Only, who is  real soccer player 🙂

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Sponsorship

Proud to announce  I’m going to be sponsor of  Performance Connemara Show in East on July  28th I will be presenting fantastic prize – original painting! Show Page Also I will be doing  sponsorship  at Royal Trim Show I did   … Continue reading

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