Water in Watercolour 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:

Learn how to paint ships and sails, waves, rocks and shore, boats and reflections, streams and ponds, still water and water in motion.  You will learn how to paint wet in wet and the multi-layered approach.  Michael will help you improve your skills in building a colour scheme, in mastering composition, and in brushwork. 

You can expect plenty of individual attention and helpful demonstrations throughout.

Supply List

Dates:  August 11th to 14th inclusive, 2023

Time:  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fees:  $550.00 for KAC members and $585 for non members. 

Location:  KAC studio.   

Registration will open on April 15th/2023.  Registration is limited, on a first come, first served basis.  To register, email: registrar@kac1.ca.  You will receive an email response indicating if a spot is available and payment instructions.  

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 registrar@kac1.ca A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 will be issued if a written request is received by June 11th, 2023.  There will be no refunds after June 11th, 2023 unless we are able to fill the spot from a waitlist.