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.
I have been painting and drawing since childhood. It was always my hobby which I did in my free time. Before I discovered watercolors in 2012, I had painted with oils, I drew with pastels (not much) and with graphite pencils (even less). I specialize in painting flowers in a realistic style. I am amazed by the diversity and richness of their shapes and colors, but I don’t shun other themes too. Nature is the main source of my inspiration.
I think that nowadays we surround ourselves with walls, we live in concrete cities forgetting about our connection with nature. Through my paintings I want others to spend a moment on contemplating the beauty of nature.
I love to share my experience with others, that’s why I’ve been doing this for many years in the online world. Eventually, I decided to be a full time artist in January 2019 when I launched my Online Watercolor School. I gathered all the information in one place and I try to help others to understand the medium.
I hope that my art 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!