My name is Christine Allen Kopin. I grew up drawing princesses and riding horseback in a small, rural town in Pennsylvania. I studied at the University of Delaware, then graduated from FIT in New York for Fashion Illustration. I lived in the city for 10 years, where I met my husband, and then moved to Connecticut. I have two teenaged children, who occupy much of my time.
I spent a total of 26 years with Ralph Lauren as an illustrator and then became their color specialist. I started drawing my children from photographs after they went to bed, then couldn't quite find the time as they got older and began to fall asleep at the same time I did! Now I'm working on illustrations and portraits on a more full-time basis.
I mainly work from photos. I can take my own, or you may provide them. I am not able to use professional photos, but they can help as extra references if necessary. All photos will be returned after I finish your piece.
Please contact me; I'd love to discuss your illustration in more detail!
(my first business card when I was in college.)