Hi! My name is Krzysztof Kowalski (or simply Chris). I’m a watercolor artist and online watercolor teacher 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. However, my curious disposition makes me love to discover new things. So when I came across watercolors, they 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 painted with oils, drew with pastels (not much), and graphite pencils (even less). I specialize in painting flowers, birds, and butterflies in a realistic style. I am amazed by the diversity and richness of their shapes and colors, but I don’t shun other themes. Nature is the main source of my inspiration.
Nowadays, we surround ourselves with walls, live in concrete cities, and forget about our connection with nature. Through my paintings, I want others to spend a moment 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 to try to help others understand the medium.
I hope that my art will inspire you to reach for watercolors. It is said that painting with watercolors can be difficult. It is a challenging medium to master, mainly because it can be unforgiving and unpredictable. But I believe that anyone can learn everything step-by-step. You just have to try!