Nino is a friend, we have been in friends with Nino for about a year. We actually met her as a cat sitter during our 10 days trip to New York City at the end of 2016

She has cat- sitted several more times since then. In case you are looking for cat minder here in Tbilisi - without hesitation - Nino is one of the best - our boys just adore her. I know that Nino is busy with a cat sitting for many other expats in Tbilisi, and in fact, she has about 15 cats at home - she just can't let little kitties alone on the street and takes them home - helping and taking care. 

Nino is a Tbilisi Academy of Art graduate and in free time still paints and performs restoration works. She asked could I help her out and take photos of her works, without thinking I agreed - it was agreed that Nino will take some of her works to our apartment and on a Friday afternoon sipping tea and eating cake we made a lovely photo session of her works.

Poppy fields in Svaneti by Nino Jikia

Poppy fields in Svaneti by Nino Jikia

This painting we actually bought from Nino and gave as a gift to my mom, while she was visiting me here in Georgia at the end of November. Now, this painting is in Riga, Latvia.

Now for today's photo project -a sturdy tripod, long exposure and little post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.

It all starts like this:

Paintings by Nino Jikia on our coach

Paintings by Nino Jikia on our coach

I wanted to make a lovely comp and frame Nino in the middle, but she refused :)

Painting of mountain by Nino Jikia

Painting of mountain by Nino Jikia

When asked is it some particular mountain - Nino said, nope it's not. Just her imagination.

Painting of trees

Painting of trees

Still Life by Nino Jikia

Still Life by Nino Jikia

Still Life by Nino Jikia

Still Life by Nino Jikia

Painting of Ananuri complex in Georgia by Nino Jikia

Painting of Ananuri complex in Georgia by Nino Jikia

See my review here: Ananuri Castle Complex On The Aragvi River, Georgia

Water reflections

Water reflections

Truly amazing, as a huge fan of HDR photography I would love to capture something similar, when asked where in Georgia we could find such landscape, she replied - nowhere - it's just the imagination of her. Pretty awesome!

Clouds and flower fields by Nino Jikia

Clouds and flower fields by Nino Jikia

The rock

The rock

Again a nice commentary from Mrs. Nino Jikia

I doubt there grow fir-trees on such rocks, but she decided to incorporate some.

How amazing is that? I believe it is cool being a creative artist - you can make everything happen.

Shatili village in Georgia by Nino Jikia

Shatili village in Georgia by Nino Jikia

Another painting of Ananuri (framed)

Another painting of Ananuri (framed)

You can order both unframed and framed painting. 

Still Life

Still Life

Water reflections

Water reflections

Seems there is more common to photographers and painters - we both love landscapes, reflections e.t.c

Now, if you would love to obtain some of these paintings or to contact the artist and order something special, here are Mrs. Nino Jikia's contacts, Facebook or e-mail: jikianina@yandex.ru