The Heroine’s Journey of Ekaterina Dribinskaya

What is the best thing that I love about my work? In my work, I like the process itself, as it completely buries me into the picture. The picture absorbs me, I live in it. This can be compared to meditation or relaxation. And, of course, the result itself is pleasant.

What is my idea of happiness? Happiness is the emotional state of a certain moment. Anything can enter this state of happiness: pleasant memories, a cozy family evening, meeting with friends.

What is my greatest fear? A person is always overcome by certain fears. For me, it’s loneliness and boredom.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? The trait that bothers me the most is perfectionism.

What is my greatest extravagance? From a young age I notice that all the attention in any society is riveted on me.

On what occasion would I lie? I don’t like to lie. If only for the good, so as not to harm.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I don’t want to change anything in myself. I am the way I am.

What is my greatest achievement in work? I hope that my highest achievements in painting are yet to come.

Where would I most like to live? Of course, most of all I would like to live in Italy, in Rome or not far from it.

What is my most treasured possession? In people, I value most of all loyalty and reliability in all manifestations and areas.

What is my most marked characteristic? My most defining characteristic is dedication.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The city in which I live combines both urban and natural space. I like it.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? In the center of it there are many different cafes and restaurants, all good in their own way.

What books influenced my life and how? In childhood and adolescence, I read a lot – from Russian classics to foreign authors. All these books, to one degree or another, influenced the formation of my personality. My favorite book is “Arc de Triomphe” by Remarque.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I have always loved and still love Beethoven’s music.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Favorite heroine – Scarlett O Hara from “Gone with the Wind”.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? At least once I would recommend watching the movie “The Best Offer” (Italy, 2013).

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? I think that a person subconsciously programs his life himself.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021? I would like my paintings to be exhibited at Sotheby’s. I definitely need exhibitions in art galleries around the world.

Where can you see me or my work in 2021? Facebook, Instagram, links below.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? “Passion never retires” – this is when the artist is completely absorbed in his work, even in his sleep.

You can contact me: dribinskaya@gmx.de https://www.facebook.com/ekaterina.dribinskaya/ https://www.instagram.com/ekaterinadribinskaya/

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