James Christensen’s artwork is inspired by myths, fables, fantasies, and tales of imagination. Applying his eye for the fantastic to people, landscapes and creatures, both real and imagined, Christensen has created a rich and strangely familiar world, rendered with exquisite skill and detail.
Painting in a variety of styles, from the lush Saints and Angels series reminiscent of European old master works to his whimsical and humorous works of satire, Christensen artwork appeals to a broad range of collectors.
He says, “My work is an invitation to let your imagination run wild, explore, and make interpretations spontaneously.” Weaving dreams, hopes, fears, and humor into the fabric of everyday life, Christensen has created many enchanting works of art.
James Christensen was born in Culver City, California. He grew up two blocks from the MGM studio; he and his friends often played in the back lot of the studio in Tarzan’s pond or on sets for movies such as Gone With the Wind. James loved to tell stories and use his imagination in play and drawing.