Russian artist Mikhail Shchrilev says he dreamed of becoming a journalist, studied to become a sailor, but chose the path of the artist. Mikhail Shchrilev had learned to draw before he knew how to write and read. Since childhood, he was attracted to bright colors. Mikhail Shchrilev was born in 1961 in Kamyshin, Volgograd region, he is a self-taught artist, since he has not got Art education. His colleagues call him nugget. From 1985 to 1987 he studied at the People’s University named after N.K.Krupskaya at Krasnodar Art College. Mikhail Shchrilev lives in the Sverdlovsk region. He is interested in the history of ancient Russia. His favorite genres of paintings – portraits, landscapes, genre paintings. If a person is talented, he is talented in everything. Mikhail Shchrilev not only paints, he writes poems, takes photographs, sculptures, and plays the guitar.