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A minute with Dini Christoforou Abstract Landscape painter


Where do you live?
I live in Limassol with my two wonderful children

What did you have for breakfast?
A slice of brown bread with cottage cheese and a mug of coffee

Describe your perfect day
Not having to wake up early and spending the rest of the day in my studio painting while listening to my favourite music

Best book ever read?
I’ve read many books but one that pops up in my mind is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery. Although the story is imaginary and feels like a dream, its main themes are related to real life

Best childhood memory?
My dad singing to me and my sister a funny song he came up with for our pet-bunny

What is always in your fridge?
Chocolate of course

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Belle & Sebastian

What’s your spirit animal?
The horse because is beautiful, powerful and expresses a feeling of calmness

What are you most proud of?
I’m proud of my present artwork because I have gone through different stages to reach this point. It has really been a rewarding process for me.

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
One of my favorite movies is At Eternity’s Gate. A number of scenes of this film often come to my mind because of the intensity of feelings they convey to me. One of its phrases that stayed with me is: Maybe God made me a painter for people who aren’t born yet.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
I would pick Vincent van Gogh. I love his work, it is so unique and I am sure that he as a person was a great man with a beautiful soul.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
In France in early 20th century where modern art and new ways of painting began to show their first signs

What is your greatest fear?
The threat of a war. When I hear my parents talking about what they went through in 1974, I feel sad and depressed and I hope I will never have this terrible experience myself.

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
Always believe in yourself and don’t forget to follow your dreams

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
I would never date Scrooge Mc Duck

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
I don’t even want to think about this horrible scenario but I would want to be with my loved ones dancing to the song: Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader.

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