Never before seen Demos and Artwork from Canada’s Watercolour Ambassador: Michael Solovyev !

Place Ville Marie, Montreal

This Syn Studio blog post features Michael Solovyev, illustrator, teacher and master painter  with over 12 years of professional experience. During his career, Michael has provided illustrations for a dozen books and designed sets for over 40 plays. He has also participated in more than 30 exhibitions, including 9 personal exhibitions and his work can be found in museums and galleries worldwide. Michael has won numerous awards and is invited regularly to different conferences and festivals around the world to demonstrate his painting expertise.

Michael Solovyev, self-portrait

Michael has been teaching art for over a decade and we, at Syn Studio, are proud of his artistic expertise as well as his impressive accomplishments. This post will provide some insight into his recent travels in Europe for watercolour demonstrations at world class festivals as well as showcase some of his latest watercolour work.

This April, Michael represented Canada at Fabriano In Acquarello 2017, a prestigious watercolour convention in Italy featuring top artists from 50 different countries. During the convention, he provided a beautiful demonstration for an audience of watercolour aficionados.


Michael in action:


Right after the event in Italy, Michael was invited to demonstrate his exceptional watercolour techniques at the Light Water Color Festival at Torres Vedras in Portugal. The event, organized by the prestigious International Watercolor Society (IWS), featured select few painters from around the world who gathered to showcase their work and exchange ideas on current and future watercolour trends.

Michael’s style of watercolour painting highlights the effervescent and unexpected properties of watercolour through quick, efficient and perfectly placed brush strokes. His control over light and colour captures his subjects accurately and expressively, drawing full attention to the textures and blending unique to the medium. In addition to this, his skills combine precise lines and vibrant colours with happy accidents to create fantastic watercolour artwork!

Michael’s combines his superior knowledge of perspective and composition with his fluid transitions of colours and shapes to create alluring paintings of everyday city life. You can find some of his watercolour paintings from his travels in Italy, Portugal and his resident city, Montreal below:

Fabriano, Italy

Fabriano, Italy

Torres Vedras, Portugal

Torres Vedras street, Portugal

Torres Vedras, Rua Maria Barreto Bastos

Restaurant Papillon, Old-Montreal

Nuns’ Island, Montreal

Nuns’ Island, Montreal

St. Paul Street East, Montreal

Rue Saint Éloi, Montreal

Bar Cabaret Fun Spot, Montreal

Michael will be teaching the brand new Watercolour II class at Syn Studio this summer. This course will give aspiring watercolour artists the opportunity to learn how to create rich, luminous and vibrant watercolour paintings.

Michael with students in his beginner level watercolour course

Michael with students in his beginner level watercolour course

In the Watercolour II course, you will increase your proficiency with lighting, colour and watercolour techniques enabling you to create vivid, dynamic and multi-layered paintings that you can be proud of!

This class is filling up fast as many people are interested in improving their watercolour abilities under Michael’s expert guidance.

HURRY!! Do not miss this opportunity to learn from Canada’s watercolour ambassador!

You can register for the course now by clicking HERE!!



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