Born in 1957 in Tielt, Belgium, Christine Comyn studied at the St. Luke Academy in Ghent, Belgium before moving on to the Pedagogic Institute for Promotion also in Ghent. Her primary intentions were to become a member of an academic institution but after gaining widespread recognition for her watercolour imagery which were often exhibited, she took a different career path and in 1988 Willy Bosschem the director of the Academy of Modern Art of Ostend in Belgium helped her organize her first solo exhibition. The following year she began to dedicate herself fully to her artwork due to the sell out status of her debut exhibition.
Two years later in 1991 the L'Oreal Cosmetic Group in Brussels commissioned Comyn to produce a range of works inspired by their new line of fragrances, this in turn resulted in the printing of two editions of lithographs of hers named "Shimmering Light" and "Turbulent". The following year in 1992 her work began being recognized around the world with her exhibitions in the US, Russia, Columbia, Venezuela, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. She additionally was nominated for the National Prize of the Belgian Reference Yearbook 'Kunstenaars en Galerijen' (Artists and Galleries) in 1996.
As the century rolled around to an end, in June 1998 the artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders commissioned Comyn to create several pieces inspired by the ballet and upon completion the work not only did the works appear in an exhibition at the Royal Ballet's new theatre but also a special production entitled "Looking Through Glass" was produced by the company and dedicated to Christine Comyn.