Ekaterina was born and educated in Leningrad, USSR, now St Petersburg. She excelled in art at school. Her parents and an aunt had some artistic talent, enjoying drawing and painting. Her grandparents’ small collection of their own works were lost or destroyed during the siege of Leningrad.
Graduating in Computer Engineering with the highest award, Ekaterina tried several jobs before working at the State Russian Museum publishing branch. Here she lived and worked with her beloved masters, producing high quality art books.
On migrating to Australia, Ekaterina has been encouraged by her Australian husband and new friends to sell her paintings.
She has come to love the natural and cultural beauties of Australia and its very different people, but still misses the forests of her homeland and of course the great cultural beauty of St Petersburg.