We had the good fortune of connecting with Christine Lynes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christine, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I believe that creativity is one of the universal energies. It is a driving force in my life and always has been as long as I can remember. As a child, I went to specialist schools for the Arts as I was lucky enough to have parents who recognized my gift for interpreting the visual in life early! I have always used art to express myself so when it finally came down to career planning it seemed like the only plausible thing I could do.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art work is multi layered these days as I’ve boldly stepped into the realm of functional wearable art which is created from image transfers of my paintings. Originally, I am a painter first who works largely in oil paint but also dabbles in mixed media collages (acrylic and paper) as well as decoupage. My art tends to be provocative and emotional recalling the work of the “wild beast”
expressionists but also uniquely reflective of my own life experiences. The world should know that when you wear a CreativeSOULyoga apparel piece you’re wearing a tiny bit of that lived experience on your body! I am proud that people are now wearing my art in Canada, the US, and Australia!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Of course I’d drop by the Wynwood area for a grassroots artsy experience of grabbing a boba tea Bubbas and strolling and taking in awesome the graffiti art in that part of the city! Drop by the wine pod marketplace for sure! If you were to stick around there are so many great places to eat, drink, enjoy live music and dance into the evening in this area. Sunday nights at the South Pointe park without a doubt… bring a beach blanket and a bottle of wine and watch of participate in the fun impromptu parties that pop up on the lawn; salsa dancing, hula hooping, acrobatics, you name it, it’s there 😉 North beach for brunch – Bravo pizza! New York City thin crust pizza drizzled in honey… it’s a thing and it’s worth the drive 😉
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wearable art pieces are manufactured by Vida design studio. I really respect VDS because they only deal in sustainable fashion: each piece is made to order so there is no risk of over production or “fast fashion” at all. I’d also like to shoutout to my yoga teachers along my journey but most recently, the amazing Seane Corn. I recently spent a week with her in California doing an advanced teachers immersion and she shifted my mindset once again to one of growth and prosperity! Thank you to all my teachers!