Founder of Christina Studio, Christina Boyle, chats about how a redundancy realised her dream, and what’s coming up in 2024
Christina Studio is the brand of Scottish-based artist Christina Boyle.
With a passion for interiors and artwork and a background in interior design, Christina seamlessly blends her two loves to create captivating abstract pieces tailored to interior projects and spaces.
Born and raised in Scotland, and based in Glasgow’s Southside, her artistic journey has been deeply influenced by the rich heritage and natural beauty of her surroundings.
Christina’s paintings often draw inspiration from the textures, colours, and forms found in interior spaces.
They often reflect a harmonious balance between functionality and artistic expression, and not only serve as captivating focal points but also integrate seamlessly into various design schemes, enhancing the overall aesthetic of a room.
Her artwork serves as a bridge between the worlds of fine art and interior design, capturing the essence of both disciplines.
HOW IT BEGAN
Christina started painting as a hobby in 2018 while working for an architectural practice. “I felt like my work wasn’t creative enough and I needed an outlet. I realised that I really enjoyed painting, and it gave me a real drive to create,” she says. When she was made redundant from her day job at the start of the pandemic, it made sense to carry on with her passion.
“I used my Instagram account to pick up orders and it really took off – I haven’t looked back since,” she says. Christina now splits her time between her art and interior design. “For me, it’s the perfect balance.”
REALISING THE VISION
For clients, Christina has a seamless process to create artwork that they’ll adore. First, she establishes a brief for the painting. “I’ll ask my clients to sent photos of the room where the art will be hung and any initial thoughts or ideas. Sometimes I’ll visit the home, too.”
Christina then works on a mood board to highlight colours and textures, with a mock composition for the painting. “I think it’s so important to take inspiration from the interior furnishings, décor and style to influence a piece, and to make sure the finished painting will be cohesive to its environment.”
So what’s next for Christina? “I’d love to create a new collection for 2024 and launch this in person with a gallery opening,” she says. “I’d also love to collaborate on a collection with some interior brands, too!”
“I’ll continue to use Scotland as my inspiration. I am so inspired by the ever-changing landscape of our country and the shifting seasons; so much of my work captures this.”