When Ekaterina Khromin arrived in the United States in 1990, the New World influenced her in ways she would have never expected before; finally she was free to express herself. She developed her artistic language as she tried to express herself in the way her feelings would lead her in a conversation with the viewer; not her former professional influence, which was developed in the school of Social Realism in Soviet Russia. This new language helped her to sing my song freely and without reservation. All of Ekaterina’s paintings became about her life, reflecting her heritage as a Russian woman, the art that surrounded her in her past, her journey to a new country, and the experience of the contemporary modern art in America. She graduated from the Russian Academy of Art with a Masters of Fine Arts. In addition to teaching, Ekaterina also worked as a children’s book illustrator at DETGIZ, Russia’s leading publishers of children’s books, the Soviet Composer Publishing House, and two children’s magazines. At the sunrise of Perestroika, Ekaterina, her artist husband Victor and their children left their Motherland in hope for a better future. After living in New York City for seven years, they moved to the Catskill region, enjoying almost Russian winters, snow, beautiful views of the mountains, and clear water of the streams.