Ekaterina Grigorieva is a painter not only with respect to her professional occupation but regarding her attitude towards life, as well. She is a colorist and she a sensation of the surroundings not in terms of linear or volumetric standards but she feels it as a vigorous stream of light and space saturated with sonorous color and shimmering light. This is exactly the feature that characterizes her painting and specifies the place of this artist in the modern art of paintng.
Notes of nostalgia are very specific for still life paintings of Ekaterina Grigorieva as they dispose the onlooker to peering and deliberate mental penetration into the motley world of the depicted objects. They always retain some unspoken thoughts and vagueness; they carry on some intrigue thus alluring us into their obscure depth. Really they do allure us but at the same time they impede our penetration into this atmosphere saturated with dense color.
And in the portrait paintings of E. Grigorieva which she has been creating more and more frequently during the recent years, one can feel the same search of the concentrated, self-absorbed existence of the model; the artist impresses the continuous time but not the time that has stood still. To say more, this time is not bound to some events or some action. This is a continuity of the emotional contact of the artist.