07 Jul Emerging Artist: Christine Flynn
Beauty, nature and the spirit of travel—what better muses can you ask for?
Toronto-based artist Christine Flynn left a ten-year career in advertising to pursue more creative pastures in the world of photography, and we couldn’t be happier she did, because Flynn’s modern-meets-vintage style is fresh, cool, and making serious waves in the art world.
The best part? Her photographs come in editions of 10 and are priced by size, making her entire body of work totally accessible.
Why You Should Love Her
Flynn’s large-scale photographs are flying high on our radar because they combine a distinctly vintage aesthetic—think faded film and subdued palettes—with unique graphic elements that add texture and a cool, modern edge.
“I use vintage findings, old letters, images, and notes that are sometimes collaged into the pieces,” says Flynn. After collaging or superimposing graphic designs, each photograph is then mounted on board and finished in a sleek high-gloss resin. The result is some seriously unique mixed-media artwork that speaks to vintage tastes, yet feels oh so modern.
What to Look For
From pastoral scenes of grazing bison to palm trees swaying in the hazy California desert, Flynn’s artistic repertoire juxtaposes airy, ethereal landscapes against industrial-style numbers. Geometric lines tell a modern story of adventure and freedom on the road, with a captivating twist of nostalgia for times past. Each composition is visually arresting and resonant in its simplicity, providing a sense of tranquility and intrigue.
The Perfect Spot
With such a diversity of subjects and sizes to choose from, we see Flynn’s work as a versatile addition to really, any style of home. Her inviting aesthetic perfectly compliments rooms with calming hues, soft textures, and subtle accents.
For spaces in need of a bolder statement, look for pieces with interesting graphics and unexpected pops of color. Can’t decide on a single photograph, or need something in between? Choose smaller pieces to add to a gallery wall, or make a triptych for a strong visual impact.
Flynn’s wide range of prices and sizing options means her photographs can be both affordable and easily customized. In the commercial art world, that’s about as rare as it gets. To see which art fairs and galleries carry her work, check out her personal website. To make a purchase online, head over to her design store, based in Canada.
Mount San Jacinto, Palm Springs, CA 60 x 36”
Elk Herd, Jackson Hole, WY 36 x 36”
South Beach Palm Trees, South Beach FL, 60 x 36”
Adirondacks 88 x 22”
Malibu Beach 60 x 36″
Ashbridges Winter 72 x 30”