Dace Strausa


About me

After graduating from high-school, I went to study horse-breeding in Moscow. During the time there, I also had an excellent opportunity to master things that are useful for painting, such as equine anatomy, behaviour, various characters, horse breeds and their visual diversity. I gladly paint commission works. Usually, I first meet the model and photograph them.

It is a greater challenge to paint using the animal owner’s photographs when you don’t have the chance to meet the model. Then, you must perceive the most important characteristics of the animal just from the photographs. It is a sort of meditation – you grasp what matters most in the animal. I like to be near nature, which is why I chose to live outside the city. My studio is there, too, and it is open to visitors.


Sannainen, Finland

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I studied at the State Art Academy of Latvia preparatory courses, but I’ve learned more by doing and learning from artists. For a year, I studied at a photography school with an internationally renowned photography artist. This way, layer by layer, I’ve built my professional skills.

Previous exhibitions:

  • 2020 – HIAA Group exhibition in the Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki, Finland (March)
  • 2019 – Participation in International Art Festival “From Waste to Art” and group exhibition Gala, Azerbaijan ( September 20-30)
  • 2019 – Exhibition, Pullmann Riga Old Town Hotel, Riga, Latvia (September – on going)
  • 2019 – Solo exhibition, Art cafe Cleopatra, Kirkkonummi, Finland (September – Oktober)
  • 2019 – Solo exhibition, Vegas Kuntsevo Art Space, Moscow, Russia (April)
  • 2018 – Solo exhibition, Gallery Espoonsilta Espoo, Finland (November-December)
  • 2018 – Group exhibition, Gallery Basis Baku, Azerbaijan (October 2018 – March 2019)
  • 2018 – Exhibition in the VIP area at Elite Horse & Polo Club during Polo World Championship Baku, Azerbaijan (July)
  • 2018 – Solo exhibition, State Museum Center, Baku, Azerbaijan (May-June)
  • 2018 – Participation in International Art Festival “Cradle of Mankind” and group exhibition Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan (May)
  • 2016 – Solo exhibition, gallery Espoonsilta Espoo, Finland
  • 2016 – Solo exhibition, art cafe Cleopatra, Kirkkonummi, Finland
  • 2015 – Solo exhibition, gallery Makasiinipouti Porvoo, Finland
  • 2015 – Solo exhibition, art cafe Cleopatra, Kirkkonummi, Finland
  • 2015 – Solo exhibition, Savijärvi manor house Sipoo, Finland
  • 2015 – Group exhibition, Rauma, Laitila, Finland
  • 2014 – Solo exhibition, Gut Ising manor house, Bavaria, Germany
  • 2014 – Solo exhibition, Svartvikin manor house, Kirkkonummi, Finland
  • 2013 – Solo exhibition, gallery Makasiinipuoti, Porvoo, Finland
  • 2012 – Solo exhibition, Gallery of the library, Nikilä, Sipoo, Finland
  • 2011 – Opening exhibition of studio-gallery Hevosstudio, Porvoo, Finland
  • 2011 – Solo exhibition, Gallery Ramis, Riga, Latvia
  • 2006 – Solo exhibition, Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Latvia
  • 2004 – Solo exhibition, Audruvis Riding centre, Joniskis, Lithuania
  • 2004 – Solo exhibition, Riga national riding centre, Latvia
  • 2004 – Solo exhibition, Museum of L.Berzins, Jurmala, Latvia
  • 2003 – Solo exhibition, Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Latvia
  • Inspirations:

    Movement – my own and what I see, a harmony of creation – by nature or man-made, conversation, meditation, good customer

    Current projects:

    Projects of exhibitions in Odense Danmark, Helsinki Finland, studio-gallery Hevosstudio, Porvoo Finland (not available certain time due to current situation)

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