Hi! My name is Krzysztof Kowalski (you can call me Chris). I’m a self-taught watercolorist based in Poznan, Poland. My educational background is not connected with art. I graduated in Social Readaptation and Indonesian-Malaysian Philology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. My curious disposition makes me love to discover new things and when I came across watercolors, it was something that quickly became my great passion.
Before I discovered watercolors, I had painted with oils, I drew with pastels (not much) and with a pencil (even less). I have been interested in painting since I remember. The main theme of my paintings is flowers, because I am amazed by the diversity and richness of their shapes and colors, but I don’t shun other themes too. I like to paint mostly in a realistic style, I am also fascinated by the botanical art and illustration. I don’t, however, restrict myself only to realistic and detailed painting. I like to try other styles including more loose paintings as well as watercolor and ink.
I love to share my experience with others, that’s why I set up a YouTube channel and my Teachable site. You can also support me on Patreon. I haven’t participated in any exhibitions yet, although I presented five of my botanical works in May 2016 during the Museums at Night 2016 event at the Polish Academy of Sciences Library in Gdansk. In December 2016, I completed the NHI101x course: Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101 organized by the University of Newcastle in Australia. I am also happy that my paintings have already found new homes on almost every continent.
I hope that my website, videos, blog posts and gallery will inspire you to reach for watercolors. It is said that watercolors is a very difficult medium, but I believe that one can learn everything step by step. You just have to try!
A living part of my website is a blog where new posts will appear from time to time. I encourage you to comment and share!
Krzysztof has the best artwork & tutorials!! Never painted watercolors before & he is so easy to follow. Have to pause a lot because he makes it look so easy to do…lol. Patience & persistence…it pays off. I see multitudes of colors in everything now. Looking forward to more.
Krzysztof is a superb watercolor artist and he’s quite selfless with sharing his tips and methods with his peers and budding watercolor artists. I like his work because he has a bright and crisp pallet. Thanks for the help in my journey Krzysztof and I pray you good fortune in the future.
I adore his tutorials. Krzysztof, hats off to you! Wonderful work.
Hi Chris, love your site. It is very inspirational and educational! Your art is also beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
I am learning so much from your art tutorials thank you for making amazing paintings! 🙂
I absolutely love your videos. Your English is perfect. Stop worrying about it. You do a great job explaining and demonstrating your techniques. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Paint! Don’t be afraid to try! Once we were all at the beginning!
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