My name is Mikhail, I was born and live in Artemovsky, 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.