Born in Russia in 1972, Michael has chosen Montréal as his home since 2011. From there, his works continue to add to the beauty and value of both public and private collections around the world, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Canada, the U.S., France, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, and Ukraine. He is a participant of 16 personal exhibitions, and more than 70 group exhibitions in different countries, winning multiple awards. He teaches art in the Syn Studio, a prestigious art school in Montreal, where he has more than five self-written courses. He also gives private lessons in his own studio and a lot of masterclasses around the world.
Joy and reverence are evident in everything this artist produces, perhaps especially in the deep play of light and shadow. He experiments continuously, challenging himself with a wide range of styles and techniques. “Every day,” he says, “I look, I listen, I feel my immediate environment. When painting, I relive these sensations. And I believe that if we pay close attention, each object and every moment contains the Universe within it.”
In recent years, he represented Canada at many famous watercolor festivals including Hong Kong, Slovenia, India, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, Hungary, and Portugal.
Personal Site: www.michaelsolovyev.net
Online Video Courses: watercoloronline.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/15MinutesWatercolorwithMichaelSolovyev
Youtube на русском: https://youtube.com/c/MichaelSolovyev5minutes