Michael Rozenvain was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1963. He currently lives in Toronto, Canada. After studying at the Art School of Kiev, he pursued his artistic studies at the Academy of Applied Arts in Lvov. During his academic studies, Michael met his wife and lifetime partner, Aleksandra Savina, a professional artist herself. Together, Michael and Aleaksandra travel around the world in search of inspiration, sketching their favorite nature scenes and cityscapes. They spend endless hours in the studio together painting and brainstorming ideas. Often sharing sketches, and competing who would recreate them better in their own unique style.
Michael paints with a thick oil palette. He applies many layers of paint, thus creating the illusion of depth through his highly textured canvas. His sense of composition, agile palette knife strokes, vibrant colors and passion for a wide array of subjects are all elements that make a Michael Rozenvain painting immediately recognizable. His use of palette reflections, combining several colors on the palette knife at once, are a highlight of his engaging works