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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. He participated in 16 personal and more than 70 group exhibitions in different countries.  Michael won numerous awards, including the 1st Award of Excellence on Elected Members Exhibition Society of Canadian Artists in 2019. He teaches five self-written art courses in the Syn Studio, a prestigious art school in Montreal, as well as private lessons in his own studio and many masterclasses around the world.

In recent years, he represented Canada at many famous watercolor festivals, including Hong Kong, Slovenia, India, Italy, France, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexica, Hungary, and Portugal.

Joy and reverence are evident in everything Michael produces, 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 see, 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.”

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About Your Tutor: Learn Watercolor from the Master


Basic Watercolor Course for Beginners

Includes four lectures covering the basic watercolor techniques and their practical application. The course is designed to gradually delve into the basics of watercolor. At the end, you will be able to create competent and compelling watercolor works.

The most important thing that makes Michael workshops and courses so popular is the personal experience of the master. It is rare that one of the masters shares his secrets and personal techniques as generously as Michael does.

All material is presented in a simple form that facilitates the gradual ascent of the stairs of watercolor mastery.

The Right Start Package


Book + Online Video Courses

Right Start Package includes 

  • Colored Water: A Guide from Scratch book

  • Full access to four basic video lessons.


Want to know more?
Please visit The Right Start page.


Watercolor Video Courses: Intermediate

For everyone who is familiar with the basics of working with watercolor - it is time to take your skill to a new level!
Intermediate courses offer an enjoyable study of watercolors with properly structured material.