Christin was born and raised in Oslo, Norway, a country steeped in traditional art and inspiring natural beauty. Edward Munch and other well known Scandinavian artists, along with her family, influenced Christin at an early age. She started drawing at the age of two and has made art an important part of her life ever since.
At the age of thirteen Christin immigrated with her family to Southern California. She received her degree in Fine Art from UC Berkeley and for several years worked as a graphic artist with landscape architecture firms in Los Angles and the S.F. Bay Area.
For the past twenty-one years Christin’s artwork has reflected her appreciation for nature through her landscape painting, both in plein air and in her larger studio works. She has studied with Bay Area artists Pam Glover, Mel Adamson, Stanley Goldstein, and Chester Arnold. She paints in the style of classical realism, influenced by the Tonalists as well as contemporary landscape painter Russell Chatham.
Christin’s paintings of the Marin County hills, coastal regions, and the Winecountry, reflect her strong connection with the land, and bring to life the unique mood and beauty of each setting. She is especially attracted to the warm colors and elongated shadows that appear in the late afternoon. It has been said that Christin’s art work evokes the deep, rich sounds of the cello.
Christin participates in annual art exhibits such as “Ranches and Rolling Hills”, and Napa Valley Art Festival raising funds for the Land Trust of Napa County, as well as other organizations. She is a founding member of the BayWood Artists (est. 1998), Christin’s paintings have been collected throughout the United States and in Europe. Christin is an artist member of the California Art Club (est. 1906)
A collection of Christin’s paintings have been published in the book Ranches and Rolling Hills: Art of West Marin-A Land in Trust. Her image “Lucas Valley Glow” is on the cover of Anne Lamott’s latest novel Imperfect Birds.