Figures in Watercolor with Michael Solovyev

Artist Statement

Born in Russia in 1972, Michael has called Montreal his home since 2011. From his studio there, his artworks keep adding to the beauty and value of both public and private collections around the world. He has taken part in 16 personal and 80 group exhibitions around the globe, receiving multiple awards. Joy and reverence are evident in everything he 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 hear, 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.”

Michael conducts multiple workshops around the world as well as private lessons in his own Montreal studio. Recently, he represented Canada at watercolor festivals in Hong Kong, Slovenia, India, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, Hungary, and Portugal.


The Workshop:

In this four day workshop, Michael will show you how to build a body in three-dimensional space from a simple understanding of the form.  Working from a dynamic pose, he will help you to create impressive and emotional figurative sketches in just a few simple steps.  

You will gain a sense of freedom.  Discover methods and techniques to create the illusion of movement.  Capture the light, the character, and the personality of your subject.  Choose basic and complementary colours to build a palette that will bring out the emotion in your work.  Create figures from negative space.  Develop a dynamic and fresh style.

While Michael will be working with us as a group, there will also be plenty of time for individual attention, feedback and support.

Supply List

Dates:  April 14,15,16,17, 2022

Time:  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fees:  $580.00 for KAC members, $600.00 for non-members.  

Includes the model fees.

Location:  KAC studio. 


Note:  All participants in the workshop must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. 


To place your name on the waitlist, contact:

Registration is limited, on a first come, first served basis.

Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a workshop where there is insufficient registration or public health restrictions.  You will be notified and issued a cheque for a full refund.

To withdraw, please contact the A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 will be issued if a written request is received by March 1st, 2022.  There will be no refund issued beyond March 1st, unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist.