Hello!

My name is Christian Koivumaa and I'm a passionate Swedish fulltime watercolor artist. Watercolor is a challenging medium and tha is what attracted me to it. Before I started my artistic journey I strived to be the best in the sport of karate. Due to injuries I was forced to quit my karate career with nine Swedish Championships in my belt. Feeling lost, I turned to watercolor painting to help focus my energy and grit into something positive.

Over the past  years I have developed unique techniques in atmospheric loose paintings with sharp contrasts. My artwork has caught the attention of leading galleries in Sweden and is now hanging on the same walls as Swedish masters. I am now considered to be a top selling watercolor artist in Sweden. I enjoy sharing my work with others and have a relatively large following on social media, which continues to grow. In addition to my watercolor talents I am also a trained educator, which helps me communicate my techniques and style with students. Landscapes are among my favorite motives to paint but I even enjoy painting familiar landmarks from my various travels around the world. I enjoy using lighting and depth to create certain moods in my paintings. Interest is produced through leaving certain elements up to the spectators own fantasy.


Achievements

Konst & Antikmässan 2022
Samlingutställning Galleri Sjöhästen 2022
Affordable Art fair Stockholm 2022
Linköpings konstmässa 2022
Separatutställning Galleri 12 2022
Samlingsutställning Julsalong i Linköping 2021 Separatutställning Hälleforsnäs 2021
Affordable Art fair  Stockholm 2021
Samlingsutställning Galleri Melefors 2021
Separatutställning Galleri Melefors 2020
Separatutställning Gallery Frameland 2020
Separatutställning Galleri12 2020
Separatutställning Art Ex Galleri 2019
Samlingsutställning Norge 2019
Separatutställning Tornedal & Co 2019
Helsingborgs konstmässa Galleri Melefors 2019
Samlingsutställning Nlokal Nyköping 2019
Separatutställning Sultans Vingåker 2019
Jury bed. Nationell akvarellsalong 2019
Separatutställning Galleri12  2019
Jury bed. Decembersalong 2018
Separatutställning Tornedal & Co 2018
Samlingsutställning Nlokal Nyköping 2018
Jury bed. Bothniasalong 2018
Samlingsutställning Åbrogården 2018
Separatutställning Galleri Westerlind 2017
Separatutställning Tornedal & Co 2017
Separatutställning Ekhovs galleri 2017
Separatutställning Tornedal & Co 2016
IG gästredaktör Nordiska akvarell museet 2016
Separatutställning-Galleri Lejon 2016
Jury bed. Decembersalong 2015
Jury bed. Höstsalong Edsviks konsthall 2015
Jury bed. Akvarellsalong Edsviks konsthall 2015
Separatutställning "Hörnet" 2015
Jury bed. Decembersalong 2014