Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s by mastering the delicate and unpredictable technique of watercolour. Her paintings showed somewhat dreamy but always beautiful and sensual young females figures, often with suppressed emotions.
By the beginning of 1990 Comyn chose to abandon her solely figurative style and unleashed a body of work that earned her recognition by a most discriminating international clientele. Refusing to adopt a wild and free-form style Comyn instead preferred to explore the potentialities of colour and rhythm, without neglecting the need for structure. The result: explosive colour compositions that possessed a unique pictorial tension amidst logical balance.

From 1993, Comyn brought her talents with figurative and abstract techniques into one, creating a unique style that is a comination of definition in acrylics and the light character of watercolour. Each technique could also act autonomously, but without achieving the power and compactness of the global effect that is so typical for Christine Comyns paintings.
During the last few years Christine Comyn began to combine her passion for contemporary female portraits with her interest for 18th century art and history, more specifically with the character of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of the Ancien Régime, who had always fascinated her. Her most recent art project ?La Douceur de lIgnorance? rose from the intention to make the ties between the time of Marie Antoinette and our contemporary world visible, and especially those concerning women. Beside her traditional acryl and watercolor paintings, Comyn experimented with modern visual techniques like digital photomontages and compositions. Thanks to these very innovative methods she can digitalize her pictorial work and assemble details from different pictures in a new polyvalent work. The result of this both visual and conceptual association process are images charged with a deep symbolical significance.
Thanks to this latest project, Christine Comyn has reached her artistic maturity. She has reflected over the meaning and the expressive potential of the portrait as an art-historical genre, over the technical bounds of painting as a medium and eventually over art as an universal mean of communication.

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  • Reflection by Christine Comyn

    £410.00

    Reflection by Christine Comyn

    Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s by mastering the delicate


  • Backstage (Box Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    £600.00

    Backstage (Box Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s by mastering


  • Affected by You (Box Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    £540.00

    Affected by You (Box Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s


  • On The Threshold (Box Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    £540.00

    On The Threshold (Box Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s


  • Window Seat (Box Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    £540.00

    Window Seat (Box Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s by


  • Little Secret by Christine Comyn

    £410.00

    Little Secret by Christine Comyn

    Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s by mastering the


  • Dawn (Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    £410.00

    Dawn (Canvas) by Christine Comyn

    Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s by mastering the


  • Dawn by Christine Comyn

    £264.00£360.00

    Dawn by Christine Comyn

    Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s by mastering the delicate


  • No Doubt by Christine Comyn

    £410.00

    No Doubt by Christine Comyn

    Showing a natural aptitude for the arts at a very young age, Christine Comyn attended the Saint-Luke Academy in Ghent to refine her ability. Her artistic journey began in the early 80s by mastering the