The Art of Imagination

James Christensen

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December, 2006

Angel with Epaulet

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Giclee Canvas (8"w x 8"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 450)

September, 2006

Men And Angels

Man, indeed, describes more than he explains; while the angelic spirit sees and understands. Man judges nature in relation to itself; the angelic spirit judges it in relation to heaven. In short, to the spirits everything speaks. —HONORÉ DE BALZAC.

Artist James C. Christensen’s portrayals of angels, including Cecelia, Sleeper Lost in Dreams and throughout his Saints and Angels series, inspire us to reflect on the angels among us. The high contrast in Men and Angels reminds the viewer that sometimes our mortal world is dark compared to the world of angels. The image also reveals how a visitor can bring a shining light, leading us out of the darkness.

Limited Edition Print (13 1/2"w x 11"h)   $ Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 550)
Giclee Canvas (16"w x 13"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 350)


August, 2006

The Responsible Woman

This painting pays homage to artist James Christensen's wife, Carole. He began to contemplate all her roles in life and the many weighty responsibilities she shouldered as a full time wife and mother of five young children.  Women everywhere relate the need to confidentially soar above life's troubles and challenges. In a given day she may shuttle the children, prepare a gourmet feast, keep to hectic time schedules and more, but she always keeps her head up and carries the light of hope to those around her.  A delightful gift to honor a wife, mother, grandmother, sister or any heroic woman in your life.

Among the important women's roles portrayed in this painting are Mother, Pet Caretaker, Chef, Housekeeper, Leader (lighting the way with wisdom) and Scheduler.  How many more can you find?

 Anniversary Edition
Giclee Canvas (24"w x 18"h)     $ Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 450)

May, 2006

Michael the Archangel Battles the Dragon
While Almost Nobody Pays Attention!

The confrontations between the Archangel Michael and the Dragon (Satan, in one of his many forms) are epic conflicts between good and evil where the fate of Heaven and Earth hang in the balance. Yet most of those affected by the final outcome are blithely unaware.

"This piece," says artist Jim Christensen, "talks about the power you have to be good and righteous in taking on the evil in this world. The title says "…almost nobody pays attention…," but you see Michael and the Dragon.  What are you going to do? These skirmishes happen daily, not a world away, but in our own cities, towns and neighborhoods. They can be as blatantly obvious as they are innocuous. Being aware has little to do with one's social or economic status: it is the degree you perceive that the world isn't on course and what action you are willing to take to rectify it."

Limited Edition Print (24"w x 18"h)   $ Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 450)
Giclee Canvas (32"w x 24"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 250)
Giclee Canvas (40"w x 30"h)     $ Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 25)

March, 2006

The Listener

There are two types of people—those who wait to talk and those who listen. –Anonymous

In the Dolby® surround sound of our daily lives, we all have to find our own mute button. “Since a painting has no soundtrack, the title character at the center of The Listener has found the best way to shut off all the noise in the visual cacophony around him by closing his eyes,” Christensen says. “Listening to his still, small, inner-voice, he remains centered without being overcome. We can all find peace in this busy world, but sometimes need to be reminded that we are in charge of our destiny and each of us has the ability to focus without being pushed and pulled as victims. ”The characters found in the colorful “noise” around the listener in this painting take many forms including politicians, mothers-in-law, musicians, and famous artists… can you find Picasso? Through it all, our listener ignores the noise in favor of his own personal tranquility.

Limited Edition Print (20"w x 20"h)   $ Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 350)
Giclee Canvas (25"w x 25"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 175)

January, 2006

If Pigs Could Fly

There are oodles of adages associated with "when pig fly": events extremely unlikely to occur or just plain nonsensical. In the world of artist James C. Christensen, a flying pig might seem perfectly commonplace. But the hunchback holding a candle in If Pigs Could Fly is oblivious to his winged counterpart.

In Christensen's art, the hunchback represents the imperfect "everyman" and the candle he carries signifies his wisdom and faith (or the faith in his wisdom, as the case may be). Our hero forges onward, walking ahead, not expecting the unexpected, nor noticing what's happening just over his shoulder. If Pigs Could Fly reminds us that anything and everything is possible, and not to eliminate any possibility

Giclee Canvas (15"w x 12"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 350)

October, 2005

Finding Fish

A Hand-Tinted Original Stone Lithograph by James C. Christensen

Elegant and captivating are the two hallmarks you should expect of any James Christensen Hand-Tinted Original Stone Lithograph. Finding Fish is an excellent companion to Christensen’s When Faeries Talk with Fishes (Sold Out at Publisher). In James’ visual vocabulary, a floating fish connotes the presence of “magic,” the type of which he leaves for you to define. Stone lithography is considered an original art form because the image itself is created on the stone before the lithograph is made. Each lithograph of Finding Fish will be hand-colored by the ubiquitous Magic Fish Studio so each will be slightly different and completely unique.

Hand Colored Print  (12"w x 16"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 150)

October, 2005

A Gift for Mrs Claus

Twenty “Twas the Night Before Christmases” ago, we were pleased to bring you our first Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Limited Edition from a promising young artist named James C. Christensen: The Gift for Mrs. Claus. This holiday season, we commemorate this milestone with a striking Fine Art Anniversary Edition.

“One of my favorite traditions of Christmas is making a gift for my wife,” says Christensen. “Whether it is a drawing of one of our children, a fantasy painting, or a stained glass fish to hang in the kitchen window, I know that it will have special meaning for her because I have taken the time to make it. The anticipation of that moment of surprise is as much a part of the joy and excitement as the expression on her face when she actually opens her present. In The Gift for Mrs. Claus, I tried to capture the sense of delightful conspiracy as Father Christmas puts aside a little extra time to prepare a special surprise for his wife.”

Giclee Canvas (17"w x 17"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 250)

August, 2005


23-Karat Gold Leaf, hand applied by James C. Christensen’s own Magic Fish Studio, completes the Masterwork™ Canvas of this stunning exploration of the texture, surface and richness of paint. Named for the artist’s newest grandchild, Cecelia, this angel will grace any setting with a sense of delicacy and wonder.

This large, vertical canvas is heaven sent for that unique vertical space in your home. The Limited Edition Print is Foil-Enhanced so that it, too, replicates the radiant “halo” effect of Christensen’s original painting. Each edition represents Greenwich Workshop Fine Art at its finest.

Limited Edition Print  (8 5/8"w x 26 1/8"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 350)
Giclee Canvas (15"w x 45"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 250)


May, 2005

The Bride

Master storyteller James C. Christensen’s The Bride is a beautifully detailed homage to the traditions and folklore of the wedding day. The stage for this joyous vision in a pastel palate is set in a Christensen fantasy world, as we join a maiden and her unusual wedding party sailing into destiny.

Richly layered nuptial symbolism awaits your discovery: something old (the ruins in the background), something new (the egg on the pillow), something borrowed (a tan girl from Baroque artist Diego Velázquez), something blue (the flowing ribbon in the bride’s hair, a symbol of purity from ancient Israel).That’s only the beginning! Much like the art of marriage itself, Christensen’s The Bride promises years of unfolding pleasures.

Limited Edition Print  (18 7/8"w x 15"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 450)
Giclee Canvas (23"w x 18"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 175)

March, 2005

Saint with White Sleeves

Behold the latest discovery from James C. Christensen’s Saints and Angels collection, a series he attributes to his alter-ego, an obscure Flemish painter known as The Master of the Enoch Altarpiece. Previous Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Limited Editions from the Saints and Angels collection include Isabella and The Enoch Altarpiece.

The subject of Saint with White Sleeves does not appear to be a specific saint, and the model for this striking portrait was likely one of the Master’s patrons. It was customary at the time for the wealthy to request that their portraits incorporate characteristics of saints or angels. In Saint with White Sleeves, the halo suggests a saint, yet the white sleeves hint at angel’s wings

Limited Edition Print  (9 7/8"w x 20"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 550)
Giclee Canvas (10"w x 21"h)     $  Call for Quote
        (Edition Size of 300)

January, 2005

Royal Processional Canvas edition

You are witness to something few humans ever see. The sweet smell of incense carried on the breeze has awoken you from your rest in the woods and you capture a glimpse of the king and queen of the faeries passing by. "This is not the May Day parade or a Coronation," James C. Christensen explains. "Simply, this is The Royal Processional - just your regular, everyday king and queen of the Faeries entourage."

Inspired by the grand processions of history, fiction and movies, Christensen provides a glimpse of the faerie world by fashioning an eclectic parade of fantasy forest denizens. "The king in the armor is Oberon and the queen is Tatiana," says Christensen. "They are the rulers of the Faeries. Other fascinating creatures waiting to be discovered are their laughing faeries-in-waiting, their old prime minister with the butterfly banner, the young wizard-in-training with his nose in a book, and the incense bearers to alert - by smell - the other forest creatures."

Join The Royal Processional and set yourself apart from mere mortals.

James Christensen
Image size: 45"w x 23"h.
Edition Size:300
Published from the artist's original work.

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