Christin Coy 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 13, 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 Angeles and the Bay Area.
Since the early ’90s, 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 has adopted her own realistic style influenced by the Tonalists as well as contemporary painter Russell Chatham.
She has enjoyed helping to protect farmland for Marin Agricultural Land Trust though the annual Ranches & Rolling Hills art show for 24 years.
Christin has been a member of the California Art Club since 2002.