CHRISTIE SHINN is a Hawaii-based artist with a passion for surf, travel and design. Foregoing the familiar postcard imagery of Hawaii, Christie captures the everyday beauty of island life with her signature brush work and bright palette. Christie's work intersects surf culture and modern Hawaiiana, re-imagining the local landscape for a modern audience.

Recent commercial collaborations include Havaianas, Vans, LeSportsac, Kona Brewing Company, and Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Christie's first painting lessons came from her grandmother, who taught her the discipline and joy of making marks on canvas. After graduating university, she spent years traveling the world in search of surf, snow, and inspiration. During her travels, she documented her life through her art, always striving to better observe the world around her. When she reached Hawaii, the most colorful and vibrant place she had ever seen, she knew she found her home. 10 years later, Christie can be found at her studio in the woods on the North Shore of Oahu, happily making marks on canvas.


2023 – ALOHA MARKET, Official Event Artist – Chigasaki, Japan

2023 – UNITED AIRLINES, signature travel bag collection, USA

2022 – HERMÉS OF PARIS, artist for ‘Dream Gardens’ event - Waikiki, HI

2022- HONOLULU MAGAZINE, cover artist – Honolulu, HI

2022 – ROYAL HAWAIIAN HOTEL, limited edition Christmas card – Honolulu, HI

2022 – GENJINCHA CO, permanent mural, Takasakishi, Japan

2021-present – KONA BREWING CO. X SURFER TOWEL, exclusive design - Hawaii, HI

2021 KONA BREWING CO. MURAL, permanent mural in new brewing facility -Hawaii HI

2020 –QUEEN KAPIOLANI HOTEL MURAL, permanent mural at Deck Waikiki – Honolulu, HI

2019 – DISNEY JAPAN, custom apparel line *cancelled due to covid

2018-present – SHERATON WAIKIKI, exclusive merchandise line, Honolulu, HI

2019 – LESPORTSAC X ANA, signature bag series for ANA Airlines

2019  – ALOHA MARKET, Official Event Artist – Chigasaki, Japan

2018 – GREENROOM HAWAII FEST, participating artist – Honolulu, HI

2018 – ALOHA MARKET, Official Event Artist – Chigasaki, Japan

2018 – HAVIANNAS COLLABORATION ARTIST, designer for signature shoe series, USA

2017 – LESPORTSAC X CHRISTIE SHINN, designer handbag series, USA

2016 – VANS JAPAN LAUNCH EVENT, on-site artist - Tokyo, Japan

2016 – VANS JAPAN COLLABORATION, Vans x Christie Shinn signature shoe, Japan

2015 – VANS JAPAN COLLABORATION, Vans x Christie Shinn signature shoe, Japan