What is the best thing that I love about my work?
I have been working in art industry since 2007 and throughout this journey I have never stopped learning and widening my perspectives thanks to the creative industry that I am working in. My work gives me an infinite source of inspiration and opportunity to meet interesting people across the globe from different aspects of business all united by their passion and interest in art.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
I constantly address this idea and still haven’t found an exact receipt as I think perfection is an illusion. Inner peace, sense of fulfillment and constant self-development work is what makes me feel happy. What is my greatest fear?
This changes all the time, but talking on the physical level is a fear of financial instability (which could be natural for a single mom). If taking it beyond our basic needs is the fear of keeping the right balance between being a great mom, business woman and managing personal life.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
I have short-to-medium attention span which sometimes hinder my from taking a thing from A-to-Z.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Besides the art moguls, I admire my close friend Irina Stark, who has just been appointed a Director of David Kordansky gallery in LA, whom I have known for years and her career development. When you know a person’s skills as well as their fears and insecurities and you can see what he or she has to overcome to become successful and this is the most inspirational story for me.
What is my greatest extravagance?
I am on a shopping spree when it comes to all beauty novelties.
On what occasion would I lie?
If the lie would save the relationships. Otherwise I am a strong believer that in business you have to be transparent, integral and consistent.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
That art has to be ‘traded’ and has commercial attachment to it.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
I have established my art gallery in 2007 and have been going through an exciting time of business development, showing my gallery artists at various fairs, exhibitions and meeting a lot of new people. To see the feedback and resonance to the art that I have shown was by far the most rewarding and fulfilling time for me.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
I truly think that we all can change things about ourselves when the time is right. Have more self-belief in what and how I am handling my life.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
I have been always having my business hand in hand with my charity work called “Art for Orphans Project’ which is the natural thing for me to return back to those in need what my work has allowed me to achieve. I thus created a circle of receive-and-give-back through art.
Where would I most like to live?
I already live in the place where most people would think a blessed place to be, Monaco.
What is my most treasured possession?
If speaking of my qualities, is my excellent communication skills and in terms of material possessions – is the art collection that I have been building throughout my work.
What is my most marked characteristic?
Warm hearted, sincere, true to people.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
The whole Cote D’azur from Nice to Italy. In Monaco I love going to the beach throughout the year as the water clears the mind and thoughts.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Thai restaurant Maya Bay and Healthy Kitchen at Bouchon.
What books influenced my life and how?
Reality Transurfing by Vadim Zeland. Its written by Russian mystic and writer about the principles of how to choose the life we want to live.
Also Power of Kabbalah by Michael Berg. You test and than you believe it.
These books are always on my Iphone and gives me answers to the questions when I need them most.
Who are my favorite writers?
Apart from above mentioned, Paulo Coehlo.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
I am a Happy Dreamer by Laidback from Best of Buddha-Bar.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Audrey Hepburn and Oprah Winfrey.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
Master and Margarita based on eponymous book by Mikhail A. Bulgakov.
What role plays art in my life and work?
It’s integral part of my life. I see art in everything around me.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
Couple of my girl friends who are most open minded and non judgmental people.
Whom would I like to work with in 2017?
I would like to work more closely with some art dealers and advisors from my business, like Harry Blain of Blain Southern Gallery, Thomas Stauffer from Gerberstauffer advisory to name a couple.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017?
I’d like to dwell into American art market, as it has very big collectors base.
What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?
I am looking forward to launching my art column writing about art collecting; I have a goal of art curating at least two international art exhibitions in Ukraine and to develop my art advisory work.
Where can you see me or my work in 2017?
I can see myself as a successful art advisor with an excellent reputation. My curatorial work for international art exhibitions in my native country is something I aspire doing to balance commercial and non commercial sides of my business.
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
When your mind and your soul are aligned of what you are doing in life.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
Alla Ouvarova founder of Two chicks food company
How can you contact me? firstname.lastname@example.org