The concept of this calendar is to celebrate the men, their boats and the waterways of Ireland.
The models are members of the HBA and IWAI who, I feel have stepped up to the challenge of trying something they have never done before; they have ventured outside their comfort zone, all in the name of charity.
Body-paining is a relatively new art form in Ireland; and I have had amazing fun putting my designs on living canvas, with such fantastic backdrops as the rivers, lakes and canals on our gorgeous waterways.
We are proud of this calendar and thoroughly enjoyed the process of bringing it all together. There are so many to thank. - the models, photographers, painters, chefs - especially the coddle maker!
To all the assistants, cup of tea makers and supportive members; without you all this wonderful project wouldn't have been possible.
A special thanks to Conor Nolan for photographic post production and Irene O'Neill for editing, production and PR support; to our sponsor Yachtsman Euromarine; and to Victor Henry, my partner in crime, for his constant support and hard work, helping every step of the journey.
I also want to thank YOU the person who buys this calendar, as 100% of every purchase goes to the models' chosen charity - The Irish Cancer Society.
So I hope you enjoy our calendar as much as we did and that you're inspired even more to enjoy our wonderful waterways.
Donna Pryde, Artist