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Old Tarantas (2015)

My name is Ekaterina Andersson. I am living in Sweden. I was born and raised in Russia, Moscow (1970).

I have a University degree in Graphic Arts (Moscow State University of Printing Arts of Ivan Fedorov is Russia’s largest university in the field of preparing specialists in printing and publishing Faculty of Graphic Arts. Master’s degree, 6 years) and have worked in different agencies as Graphic Designer. My last position was as an Art Director in advertising agency Young&Rubicam.

    I started to draw in childhood. As long as I remember I wanted to be an artist when I would grow up. When I should go out in life I did not trust my capacity to be an full time artist, so I studied at University of Architecture. That was two years preliminary courses where I studied perspective, proportions, constructions etc. Then I got my six years Master Degree in Graphic Art and Illustrations in Moscow State University of Printing Arts of Ivan Fedorov (former name: Moscow State Academy of Printing). . I studied drawing and painting with different teachers and from everyone I learned something different, something new.
I worked as a graphic designer and later as an art-director with a lot of responsibility but never got the personal satisfaction I needed.

 Now, that I am living in Sweden, I changed my life and started to draw and paint full time with focus on watercolor and ink.

I believe that my educations and, what is most important, personal contacts and conversations with different art teachers (who have given me so much) developed my understanding of being a human being and how to look at the world, because all of them were philosophers with deep feelings and knowledge. All of that made me possible to draw the way I do which demands a lot of preparations, concentrations and ability to focus on details