I’m excited to share photographer Christine Flynn with you this month as part of my Artist Feature series—I can’t get enough of her work!
Christine is a Toronto-based artist whose work is influenced by both scenic rural imagery and everyday urban landscape. Her large-scale photography is infused with abstract elements, enhanced with added textures, and finished in high-gloss resin. The result is unique mixed media artwork.
Through her lens, iconic scenes take on a dreamy, otherworldly aura. Her work is lovely and ethereal and has such a calming presence to me. And, after spending several years in California, I’m always partial to anyone showcasing work from the area!
I first came across one of her pieces at One Kings Lane — (there is quite a large selection there currently that I linked up) and reached out to Christine to learn more.
5 Questions for Christine Flynn
1) What is your favorite kind of work to do at the moment?
I’ve been recently focused on a solo show that just wrapped in Toronto. It’s called SURF. The show featured my surf photography from Costa Rica, South Africa, and California, in a large-scale, high-gloss resin, mixed media format. I was really excited about how it came together!
2) What kinds of things inspire you?
The big inspirations come from travel—crashing ocean waves, chill sunset vibes, or finding a dramatic landscape I didn’t expect. But really great design also always catches my eye. And I encounter that all over—in a local coffee shop or a boutique hotel lobby for example.
3) Who else do you admire in the art space?
There are so many artists that I admire, but to name a few: Claire Oswalt, Anna Valdez, Andy Dixon, Chris Burkard.
4) Coolest possession?
The Bradley Wood painting I have hanging in our dining room. It really is the center and heart of our home.
5) Favorite quote or words to live by?
“It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” —Henry David Thoreau
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
xx — BB