My name is Mikhail, I was born and live in Artemovskiy, Sverdlovsk region, Russia. I am a self-taught artist, I have no art education. I became interested in drawing in 2007, while I was studying at College. Drawing has completely captured me so I am drawing, watching tutorials, reading articles nearly my whole free time. During this period pastels got my favorite media. My first set of pastel pencils I bought only in 2011 and by that time I already had theoretical knowledge about this material, which I could apply in practice. As a direction I chose realism, genre – animalism.
In 2014 I started birdwatching. I don’t often manage to get out on a photo hunt, but in those rare cases I get a lot of pleasure watching the birds, making beautiful photos and discovering new interesting species that I have not met before.
2013 – V International exhibition & competition of contemporart arts, St. Petersburg’s art week, 2nd place in the nomination «Animalistic» in the category «Amateur»
2013 – XIV International exhibition & competition of contemporart arts, Russian art week, 1st place in the nomination «Animalistic» in the category «Amateur»
2016 – Union of protection of birds of Russia. «These amazing birds», 1st place in the nomination «Bird of the year 2016»
2017 – Inter-regional art competition, Prioksko-Terrasny reserve, 1st place in the nomination «Best bird of the year drawing»
2017 – International wildlife festival «Golden turtle 2017», 3rd place in the nomination «Graphic art. Animal in the wild»
2013 – History Museum the city of Artemovskiy, personal exhibition “Red on black. Birds and animals of the red book of Sverdlovsk region»
2014 – “Unity with nature” exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Moscow zoo, 6 of my works were presented at the exhibition
2017 – History Museum the city of Artemovskiy, traveling exhibition “Birds of my city”