October 27, 2008
Meet the correspondents: ST. PETERSBOURG > Ekaterina Khozatskaya
Drink up baby, look at the stars and I'll kiss you again between the bars
"For me visiting a bar is the same cultural experience as going to the theater, museum, watching a movie. It is architecture, music, literature and cinema all in one. Drawing in bars helps to get these things altogether — you only chose the seat with the best view and start spying. Unknown different people around, how they act in the place, how they look in the interior, different stories, different voices, music makes the real mood. So that's where you can get inspiration even without alcohol.
So can you imagine the ideal evening: dark party bar, billie holiday playing, wine shines in the glasses, drops of beer on the table, the smell of cinnamon and somebodies perfume, soft light, beautiful dresses and colors, people laughing. And you can draw it all the way you want!"
• Kate's art on Flickr.
• Kate's website.