Michael Solovyev

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, Mexico, Hungary, and Portugal.

Signature Member - SCA, NEWS, IWS

Daniel Smith Brand Ambassador

Fabriano in Acquarello Canada Country Leader


    (International Watercolor Society)
    Master status

  • IWS Canada (Master status)

  • SCA (Society of Canadian Artists),
    an elected member

  • OPA (Oil Painters of America)

  • MAU (Moscow Artists Union)
    Moscow, Russia, an elected member

  • UTF (Union of Theatrical Figures),
    Russia, an elected member

  • NEWS (North East Watercolor Society), Signature Member

  • TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society
    of America)


Exhibitions and Events
(last four years)


  • Festival de la Acuarela de Santo Domingo 2022, Chile.

  • Watercolor West’s 54th International Juried Exhibition June-August 2022, USA.

  • III International Watercolor &Spirit Triennial - 2022, Varna.

  • Spring Malaysia International Online Juried Art Competition - 2022

  • Monza in Acquarello  4-e Edition, 2022, Italy

  • Fabriano in Acquarello in Watercolor - 2022, Italy

  • Biennial International Prize "Fabriano Watercolour" - 2022, Italy


  • Monza in Acquarello 2021. 3 edizione “La Bellezza dell’Acqua in Mostra”
    28-29-30 May 2021

  • International Watercolor Exhibition. Niigata, Japan.

  • 8-eme Biennale Internationale d’aquarelle de Rochemaure Biennale
    Demos, Workshops

  • IWS Russia.1st International Watercolor Festival “Watercolor with Love”,
    23 August - 3 October, 2021

  • SCA Exhibition - BC Culture Days, Canada. 24 September - 24 October 2021
    - Honourable Mention for "Frigate Hermione"

  • The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 42nd Annual International Juried Exhibition. 25 September - 6 November, 2021

  • Watercolor International 5 (Thessaloniki, Greece) 27 September - 8 October, 2021. Demo

  • 1st North American Online Contest “Giving Light to the World”. Canada. 1 October- 14 November, 2021

  • Festival International de l’Aquarelle et du Carnet de Voyage “Confluences”, Aiguillon, France 9-24 October, 2021

  • North East Watercolor Society (45th Annual International Juried Exhibition 2021) USA 10-24 October, 2021
    - North East Watercolor Society Members Award – “Russian Winter”

  • Autumn Malaysia International Juried Art Competition. 10-28 October, 2021

  • World of Modern Watercolor, Moscow. 18-31 October, 2021

  • PWCS, 121st International Exhibition of Works on Paper. 21 October - 23 November, 2021

  • XVI Certamen de Acuarela Villa de Caudete. 23 October-19 November, 2021,

  • Spain JIWI Autumn International Watercolor Exhibition. 1-10 November, 2021


  • Workshop in Atelier Aquarelle le Partage (Laval, Canada)

  • Demostration in Atelier d’aquarelle de Quebec (Quebec, Canada)

  • Workshop in Atelier d’aquarelle de Quebec (Quebec, Canada)

  • Workshop in Atelier d’aquarelle de Quebec (Quebec, Canada)

  • Workshop in Atelier Aquarelle le Partage (Laval, Canada)

  • Monza International Festival (Italy)

  • Zoom Watercolor Demonstration for Lynnfield Art Guild (MA, USA)

  • The 2nd Universal Watercolour Exposition. November 11

  • International Exposition Sea Aquarelle in Odessa (Ukraine)

  • Workshop in AASL (Association des artistes de Saint - Laurent)

  • Japanese International Watercolor Institute (JIWI, Japan)

  • Webinar in ONDA (Associazione Onda Creativa), Italy

  • Webinar in ONDA (Associazione Onda Creativa), Italy

  • 6 International Biennial of Watercolor Belgrade 2020


  • Santa Cruz Watercolor meeting, invited artist, demo

  • IWS Watercolor Festival, Finland. Invited artist, demo

  • "Lachine Plein Air", Personal Exhibition in Montreal, Canada

  • International Watercolor festival in Catalonia, invited artist, demo

  • IWS Watercolor Festival, Peru. Invited artist, "Master's exhibition", demo