A gifted landscape painter, professor, honored worker of culture. He studied in Nigniy Tagil state pedagogical institute, department of painting and graphics under the tutelage of G.N. Krapivin, V.V. Markin, M.P. Kramskoy, V.M. Ushakov. In 1975 he founded the art school in Krasnoturiynsk, and was its first director. Vladilen Mikushin is a constant participant in exhibitions. His works are kept mostly in Urals museums, galleries and private collections.