Artist Profile: Christie Shinn
"I live in a place that is so familiar to people all over the world, even if they've never been here. I feel like it's my job to find a fresh interpretation of life in Hawaii." ~ Christie Shinn
About Christie Shinn
Christie Shinn's art is bright, colorful, and filled with intricate details of daily life in Hawaii. Applying her graphic style and dynamic palette to smaller moments that are telling of a larger experience, Christie's signature style gives each piece its own compelling story.
"I remember being fascinated with making marks on a canvas. It starts off blank, then it's something and each choice is totally up to you. Some are good choices, some aren't, but they're all yours." ~ Christie Shinn
Steering clear of the familiar postcard imagery, Christie instead uses her art to capture smaller moments that tell a fresh, authentic story of daily life in Hawaii.
Along with her success as a fine artist, Christie has collaborated on commercial projects with brands like Havaianas, Vans, & LeSportsac:
"What a crazy feeling to see your art on a Vans product. That moment really made a lasting impact. After that, I started to really believe it was possible to have a career doing something I was good at and that I loved" ~ Christie Shinn
We're thrilled to count Christie as one of our first 808Arts gallery artists. Her collection of work on 808Arts.com includes original paintings in addition to limited & open edition prints in a variety of mediums. Click here to shop Christie's entire 808Arts collection!