About The Artist
Marin’s nature has been an inspiration for Christin Coy’s landscape paintings for over 30 years. An avid hiker, she always finds poetic moments to incorporate into her landscapes. The light in her landscapes is heartfelt and her colors form a deep harmony that precisely captures the soul of the land. The result is a wonderful amalgam of light, tone and poetry.
For the past thirty-one years Christin Coy’s art work has reflected her appreciation for nature through her landscape painting in the style of classical realism, both in plein air and in her larger studio works. Her oil paintings of California’s oak covered golden hills and coastal regions 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 light present in the late afternoon.
Christin’s intimate knowledge of Marin County as an avid hiker inspires her to use her art to bring attention to conservation and preservation of Bay Area open space and water ways. As a founding member of the BayWood Artists, she has helped raise money for Bay Area environmental organizations through the sale of her paintings for the past 25 years.
Christin’s family immigrated to California from Norway when she was thirteen. She earned a BA from University of California, Berkeley, and worked as a graphic designer before becoming a fulltime, self-supporting artist. Her work has appeared in national publications and is in collections throughout the United States, including the Bolinas Museum’s Permanent Collection. One of her painting was among 870 works of art selected out of 11,000 submissions for the deYoung Open exhibition at de Young Museum, San Francisco in 2020.
Her work is represented by the Holton Studio Gallery in Berkeley, CA, and she has been an Artist Member of the California Art Club since 2002.
She welcomes visits to her San Anselmo studio by appointment.