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1. James Christensen The Listener   $195.00

There are two types of peoplethose 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 colorfulnoise 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.

2. James Christensen Tweedle Dee Porcelain Sculpture   $395.00

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3. James Christensen All The Worlds A Stage   $225.00

Kings, queens, knaves and clowns... your favorite Shakespearean characters come to life! The Bard and more than 50 of his dramatis personae take a bow in this remarkable tribute to Shakespeares entire canon38 plays, including the obscure Two Noble Kinsmen. With the Old Globe Theatre as backdrop, James assembles an eclectic cast of fictional characters and actors in rehearsal mingling with a few thespians who never tread the boards (but might have flittered above them). Youll find Romeo proffering a rose to Juliet, who rebuffs the salacious overtures of Henry VIII. Viola of Twelfth Night is in the act of binding her breasts to fill the manly role of Cesario, while beside her other Shakespearean heroines don male apparel to play their virile counterpartsall the more interesting when you consider that in Shakespeares day men played all the female roles. Caesar is a self-portraitan opportunity for the artist to make a statement about backstabbing (he doesnt like it!) and revel in applause (notice Titus Andronicus giving him a warm hand). All humor aside . . . James prodigious knowledge of Shakespeare manifests in a work offering multiple layers of meaning and countless discoveries. All the Worlds a Stage was commissioned by the Utah Shakespearean Festivalwinner of this years Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatrein celebration of its 40th anniversary.

4. James Christensen Court Of The Faeries Believers Etching Edition L.e. Print   $840.00

The Believers Edition comes with The Court of the Fairies Limited Edition print, The Oldest Professor Limited Edition print, linen bound signed copy of The Voyage of the Bassett book, and a hand-colored etching, colored by the Artist.

5. James Christensen Dusk Limited Edition Canvas   $495.00

Dusk can be both the end and the exaltation of a new beginning, yet forever remain itself... - John Ashbery In this evocative mood piece, James captures a woman paused in reflection as night draws near. The eveningstar is the planet Venus.

6. James Christensen Faith Hope And Charity Masterwork Canvas Edition   $1850.00

Inspired by a recent mural project, James Christensen set out on an awfully big adventure. Wanting to do something grand and romantic while exploring the texture, surface and richness of paint, James chose for his subject three of Pauls greatest virtues - in the form of three women. This piece is a little bit of a departure, Jim says. But these gifts of the spirit are important qualities for us to remind each other about. The words in gold leaf identify the three as their names appear in the original Greek Biblical text. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. - I Corinthians 13:13

7. James Christensen If Pigs Could Fly Limited Edition Canvas   $325.00

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 Christensens 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 whats happening just over his shoulder. If Pigs Could Fly reminds us that anything and everything is possible, and not to eliminate any possibility.

8. James Christensen Levi Levitates A Stone Fish Limited Edition Print   $800.00

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9. James Christensen Finding Fish Litho Hand Colored Print   $775.00

This painting is about that blissful moment when you meet your magic, whatever that may be.

10. James Christensen Madonna With Two Angels Framed Limited Edition Canvas   $595.00

Behold the latest offering from James C. Christensens Saints and Angels collection, a series of paintings that he attributes to his alter-ego, an obscure Flemish painter known as The Master of the Enoch Altarpiece.The subject of Madonna with Two Angels is Mary, mother of Jesus, flanked by angels.The models for Mary and the angels might have been the Masters patrons, as it was customary at the time for the wealthy to request portraits that incorporated characteristics of saints or angels. This devotional piece would have hung in a private home to inspire prayer. Perhaps it was part of a familys altar. This limited edition is framed to match the stunning beauty of the original framed art. Previous Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Limited Editions from the series include Saint with White Sleeves (shown far left), Isabella and The Enoch Altarpiece (all Sold Out in canvas at Publisher).

11. James Christensen Michael The Archangel Battles The Dragon While Almost Nobody Pays Any Attention Limited Edition Canvas   $775.00

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 ones social or economic status: it is the degree you perceive that the world isnt on course and what action you are willing to take to rectify it.

12. James Christensen Poofy Guy On A Short Leash Limited Edition Canvas   $495.00

In the fantastic world of James Christensen, apoofy guy is recognizable by the inordinate layers of clothing he wears, symbolizing a touch of self-importance as well as the accumulated baggage of a lifetime.This light and airy piece just may suggest marriage, as James asks us to consider the luck wepoofy guys have in being cared for by a responsible woman.Thank heavens guys like us have some one holding onto us, otherwise, wed just spin off into the atmosphere and pop!

13. James Christensen Sharing Our Light Limited Edition Canvas   $595.00

James captivates us anew as he asks that we reflect on the virtue of sharing. The light within each of us is a gift to share with others. I believe our talents grow when we share our experiences with friends, family, sweethearts, and especially the young. Like Everyman, you can also search for other thoughtful people and share your light with them. Published from the artists original acrylic painting.

14. James Christensen Sleeper Lost In Dreams Limited Edition Bronze   $6000.00

In dreams, it is said that wings represent a release of creative forces, that they give us the ability to understand and transcend the human condition, Christensen says of Sleeper, Lost in Dreams.In religion, wings appear on angels, faeries, spirits and demons. In mythology, winged creatures are often messengers of the gods; they are a symbol of freedom and spirituality and a character having one wing is said to be lost in dreams. Following in the tradition of his previous four bronze sculptures, we present Sleeper, Lost in Dreams. Meticulously crafted and superbly detailed, this sculpture is sure to grace the lives of collectors for generations to come.

15. James Christensen St. Nicholas Of Myra Limited Edition Canvas   $260.00

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16. James Christensen The Great Garibaldi Reg. Edition L.e.print   $800.00

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17. James Christensen The Lute Player L.e. Porcelain   $450.00

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18. James Christensen The Pink Ribbon Limited Edition Canvas   $250.00

When James C. Christensen paints a portrait of a woman, the beauty of his subject never ceases to lose the viewer in thought. Inspirational and confident, sensitive and ambiguous, The Pink Ribbon is Christensens positive statement on prevention and survival.

19. James Christensen The Royal Processional Masterwork Canvas Edition   $1250.00

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20. James Christensen Visitation/preoccupation Limited Edition Canvas   $645.00

How often do we find ourselves too preoccupied within our own little worlds to realize when something truly momentous is happening outside of them? Are we paying enough attention to those around us to really hear what they are saying? Jim Christensen created this seriesWinged Words to poke fun at people (using barbed wire) and get them to realize,Yeah, I do that, too. In this extreme example, a very self-important individual, in all his pomp and finery, fails to realize the heavenly nature of his visitor because hes just not listening. In Latin, the angel says,I am dead. The mans response to his rather uncommon occurrence,How do you like my clothes? underscores how little he is paying attention. The pear in the mans hand, one bite takenbordering on the over-ripe, is a reminder that we may not have all the time we think we do to amend these failures in communication.

21. James Christensen Litho Finding Fish By James Christensen Hand Colored Print   $775.00

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 Christensens When Faeries Talk with Fishes (Sold Out at Publisher). In James visual vocabulary, a floating fish connotes the presence ofmagic, 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.

22. James Christensen The Rich Young Ruler Limited Edition Canvas   $545.00

How much are you willing to sacrifice to follow what you believe? That is the dilemma James C. Christensen presents in The Rich Young Ruler. Christensens most popular scriptural works have focused on the challenge to live our faith, to give all that we have and to live in a state of thankfulness. Just before his triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, Jesus passed through a town where a righteous young man asked him what he could do to inherit eternal life. The young man told Jesus how he followed the Commandments and obeyed the laws of his people, but Jesus asked something more:Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, he said,and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. The home of The Rich Young Ruler is filled with symbols of both his success and his dilemma. The laden camels in the frieze in the foreground illustrate Jesus next words to his disciples,It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. The ruler himself is richly dressed in fine fabrics and jewels and the room is filled with lush plants, which in a desert setting would be quite costly to maintain. Sputtering beside the entrance to the door is the rulers lamp that, like the flame of his belief, wavers in the wind. These symbols, combined with Christensens unique style, make The Rich Young Ruler an elegant story of difficult decisions and of a Master who will always look back and offer another chance. The original painting was commissioned by a successful businessman, todays equivalent of a rich young ruler, says Christensen.He wanted a visual reminder that success has many forms and that faith is its own reward. He wanted to ask himself every day what he would have done in that situation.

23. James Christensen Two Men In Conversation Attempting To Put Things Le Canvas   $495.00

This piece, James tells us, was influenced by Gothic painting and manuscript illumination, but the departure point is, of course, a pun on the word perspective. For centuries, old men in villages have sat around tables and philosophized, trying to put life into perspective. Here are two fellows-looming large because theyre the main subjects of the image as well as the center of their own conversation-discussing the community around them, the different strata of society being represented by a nobleman, scholar, beggar and so on. Once rumor and innuendo are nicely digested, this duo may chew on larger issues. Gicle canvas. Accompanied by a brass title plate. Stretched size: 19w x 17h, published from the artists original acrylic and gold leaf painting. 475 signed by the artist and consecutively numbered.

24. James Christensen The Responsible Woman   $0.00

Porcelain Figurine

25. James Christensen Pilates, Smallwork Canvas Edition   $275.00

26. James Christensen Parables, Masterwork Anniversary Edition   $995.00

Few of us remember all of Jesus parables; it seems each time I read the New Testament, its a matter of rediscovery, said artist James C. Christensen.Ill come upon a certain parable and find it has new meaning and relevance to my life. Thats why I thought I would gather several parables together in one image and create an opportunity for viewers to recall and share them. I worked closely with my friend Robert Millet, Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, in selecting these twelve and we feel that each conveys a special aspect of Jesus teachings. I always hope my work fosters not only contemplation and personal reflection, but also a sharing of experiences. Id be delighted if this print inspired you to talk about these stories with your children or grandchildren.

27. James Christensen Lawrence Pretended Not To Notice That A Bear Had Become Porcelain   $495.00

Lawrence Pretended Not To Notice That A Bear Had Become Porcelain. This is one of those paintings that most people can relate to, says James C. Christensen, although often for a different reason than you may expect. I think everyone occasionally ignores problems in the hope that they will fade away, but thats not the only interpretation for the image. When wildlife painter Bonnie Marris saw this painting she cried, That poor bear! This is the third guy hes gotten attached to this week and this isnt even his neighborhood! Did you ever think about that? Personal experience has a major influence on peoples interpretation of the paintings message.When I gave a talk to third graders about trusting their ideas, I asked them what they thought Lawrence was about. One little girl said, You shouldnt take pets home without asking your mom.

28. James Christensen The Gift Of Light Porcelain   $120.00

The Gift Of Light Porcelain. James C. Christensens Holiday Angel series celebrates gifts worthy of angels love, peace, life, knowledge, hope, light, music, charity as the artist inspires us to live life to its full potential.. Second in the Christmas Angel ornament series.

29. James Christensen Angel Unaware ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON   $445.00

Is it that most people never have the opportunity to see an angel or is it that we simply do not look well enough to see them walking among us? Angels come to help and guide us in as many guises for people who need their assistance. Sometimes we see their ethereal, heavenly shadow, sometimes we only feel their nearness and sometimes they look no different from ourselves.

This unassuming young woman has been endowed with wings and grace of such force that even the invisible has left its shadow on the stone. She remains modest and humble and is probably unaware of what she has done. Her service and kindness just seemed like the right thing to do.

James Christensen’s Angel Unaware is a work of beauty and mystery. The magic of this special Anniversary Fine Art Edition canvas is enhanced by hand-applied, 24-carat gold-leafing and a radiant transparent gold paint to this earth-bound angel’s halo.

“It was pride that changed angels into devils, it is humility that makes men as angels.” ―Saint Augustine

30. James Christensen La Duquesa   $395.00

“People often ask me why I paint such beautiful, flawless women and poofy, flawed men. My response is, ‘Do you really want to see flawed, poofy women instead?’ Of all the reasons that people enjoy art, perhaps the most obvious and enduring is that it is beautiful. The human soul craves beauty.

“As an artist, I want people to stop and look. If it is a particularly attractive face, realistic jewel or large hat that stops them in their tracks, that’s fine with me. I use complicated patterns and bright colors primarily because I like them, but they also serve to attract and maintain the viewers’ attention. With many of the women I paint, there is less of a need to define a storyline. I can focus more on how the light from above illuminates the folds in a gown.

“The truth is that is it easier for me to relate to the poofy guys, to use them as avatars to reflect my own faults and those I observe in my fellow human beings. I have found that, with very few exceptions, men and women alike relate to the foibles of the poofy guys and enjoy the grace and loveliness of the beautiful women.”

31. James Christensen Fish in A Toucan Mask   $495.00

Inevitably, there will be a time when we are called upon to jump on stage and entertain. Some can conjure up William Shakespeare, some a great soft-shoe and still others, an impressive John Wayne. The rest of us, with more average skills, may feel we have to puff-up our simpler, one-trick magic acts by, say, dressing up our pet fish. We may add some extravagant attire and perform with authority and professionalism to help us find our own audience. But if we really thought about it, if we were to remove that mask, we realize a fish that floats in the air out of water is quite an extraordinary.

Fish in a Toucan Mask is one of a series of three paintings Christensen created around entertainers aggrandizing their one-trick acts. Closely related are The Great Garabaldi and Levi Levitates a Stone Fish. In each, the magician becomes more flamboyant, more comfortable with his on-stage presence, the show overwhelming the act of magic itself. Yet, with each, there is still magic in the air.

32. James Christensen Still Small Voices Limited Edition   $245.00

Grace occurs daily in the course of ordinary human life. The voice of one’s own conscience can be that of God or some other heavenly agents, offering each of us the guidance needed for understanding and for action in this complicated world. The eyes of the figure in this exquisite work of fine art are covered to remind us that with such acts of grace, it is not important that we see in order to hear but more so that we feel.

33. James Christensen Waiting for the Tide ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON   $395.00

We will all, at one time or another, find ourselves Waiting for the Tide. When every preparation has been made and every detail attended to, we can stand on the shore and demand that the tide rise, NOW! - all we want. Or, we can recognize that the ocean will come of its own accord - as it always does - and sit back, relax and smell the seaweed.

“This little admiral is enjoying his quiet time” explains James Christensen. “He could push the rowboat out to the water, but he’s in no hurry. He’s not lazy; just patient and he knows that eventually the tide will rise. It's a nice day. He's got a cuppatea with a little shot of fortitude and he's enjoying the time. He's not going to let the fact that the tide's not in ruin his day. He went out to go boating, so he's boating. He doesn't need water to enjoy a day at the beach. It's the idea of making the best of the circumstances.

The design and shape of this piece of art is as special and unique as its message, making this 37” x 9” Fine Art Giclee Canvas the ideal Anniversary Edition for any James Christensen Fan. Have you looked into Try It! Home Viewing? This may be just the piece to give it a go on.

34. James Christensen Living Waters   $395.00

35. James Christensen Superstitions ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON   $495.00

Does breaking seven mirrors bring 49 years of bad luck? Where did that idea come from any way? The inhabitants of this precariously perched village go about their lives hoping to keep the infernal finger of Fate pointed in the other direction by doing everything possible to avoid bad luck. Can you find the 72 different superstitions James Christensen has included in this special Anniversary Edition release? Are you curious as to where all these superstitions originated; you can find them all below or in the free booklet that will accompany your canvas.

Available in two sizes, make sure you don’t wait to wish upon a falling star to order your MasterWork® Edition as only 72 will be made available. Knock on wood and order yours today!

36. James Christensen Passage by Faith   $475.00

“I have used a voyage on a river as a metaphor for the journey of life in many of my paintings,” says James C. Christensen on Passage by Faith. “Sometimes we travel alone, sometimes with friends and family and often with a mixed group of strangers, human and not so. But the journey is inevitable, and our task is to make the best of the ever-changing voyage. We don’t always control the river, but we often have choices that determine what will happen next on our odyssey.

“The man in the boat is one I call the Everyman. His hump identifies him as an imperfect being, a symbol of human imperfections. Some are physical, others are of personality or character, but none of us is perfect. The world is crumbling a bit around our Everyman in his boat but he doesn’t stop moving forward or become distracted by things that might pull him off course. The fishthe symbol of wisdom and magicfollows behind him whispering encouragement and the candle in front of him represents his faith that lights his way. Will he avoid rough waters and the certain challenges of life’s journey? I think he is prepared to make good choices and has the faith to know he will be guided through the difficulties to come. For the moment, he rows.”

Some of Christensen’s most popular works are the ones inspired by his beliefs and Passage by Faith is the title for and the cover art of a new book published by Deseret Book. This collection explores the spiritual and scriptural connections found in Christensen’s work. The Greenwich Workshop has created both canvas and paper Fine Art Editions Passage by Faith, either the perfect choice to bring some inspiration for the soul to any room in the need for a little visual and spiritual lift.

37. James Christensen Princess in the Tower   $245.00

Many of my paintings are inspired by stories from literature, mythology and history, but many others are their own stories,” says James C. Christensen, “stories that have yet to be told. The elements of this scene are familiarthe crumbling tower, the thorns and brambles surrounding it and the princess trapped withinbut it’s up to the viewer to create the plot. I like to encourage imagination wherever I can and I find it very satisfying to create these points of departure. Two of the nicest things a fan can tell me are ‘I made up a story about this painting’ or ‘. . . this makes me smile.’” Here at The Greenwich Workshop, we’re wondering if she climbed the tower with the hat on, or did it get handed to her in a fly-by after she arrived? Hang this new Christensen Fine Art Edition in your house and begin a never-ending story with your friends and family.

38. James Christensen A Lawyer More than Adequately Attired in Fine Print ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON   $475.00

James C. Christensen’s sold-out paper lithograph print of this image graces the walls of scores of attorneys (who, fortunately, all have a great sense of humor.) Now the popular send-up of lawyers is available in a Fine Art Canvas Anniversary Edition. In a world of black and white, this attorney feels more at ease in the gray areas. He contemplates the implications of a grain of truth, which is more than enough for a lawyer to build an entire case. An adequate supply of loopholes is sewn onto his coat. His fashion taste runs toward fine print (albeit he has his assistant check it for him). A stuffed and rather moldy owl sits strapped securely to his shoulder to give him the appearance of wisdom. His watch records the billing hours not in minutes but in dollars and he’s billing you even as you read this! Can you find the “Quart of A. Peels”? This Fine Art Canvas edition comes with a “Notice of Discovery and Inspection” document to further elucidate this upstanding specimen of the legal profession.

39. James Christensen Guardian in the Woods   $395.00

That touch of enchantment is what makes a great painting a James Christensen. “As a fantasy artist,” he says, “I am fortunate to have such a broad range of icons to play with: Puffy Guys, mechanical things, beautiful women and floating fish. I can find a beautiful place in nature and paint it like a landscape painter but I get to keep going, to magic it up a bit.
“The Guardian in the Woods is a Mother Nature-type guy (I think the two may have been an item at one time). He is the strong, silent type, which is why you may not have heard of him. He watches over the woods and the all that lives there. Like Gandolf, we aren’t really sure if he’s mortal or not. He’s looks like a hermit and smells like one, too.
“The inclusion of the Guardian in this scene sends it into the realm of make believe. On a hike I found a white tree that had fallen down. Flowers that looked like bleached crepe paper were growing in the bushes around the trunk. ‘What a great painting this would make,’ I thought. I just had to figure out what to add and wait long enough for the right character to appear. Now he’s visible, but for just a moment, because with a quick tip of his hat he disappears again like Santa Claus.”
The Guardian in the Woods is a delicious landscape with Christensen magic. You can choose the 30 x 14 Fine Art Gicle Canvas and frame it with nothing coming between you and this great piece of art. Or, you can frame the 27 x 12 1/2 Fine Art Gicle Paper under glass. Either way, these rich James Christensen fine art editions are truly fantastic works of art.

40. James Christensen One Light ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON   $245.00


“Let your own light shine,” explains James Christensen, “because, together, we will light up the world. Even this guy, with his hump and imperfections, he isn’t afraid to let his light shine. Sometimes it seems my quietest paintings say the most important things. This is one of them and I like it quite a lot, in fact, I’ve never sold it.”

“This is a study of balances and opposites, light against dark; life against death. The checkerboard has always been a symbol for the playing field of life, and in this case, I have it fading in into infinity rather than ending in a sharp line at the horizon. The hunchback, our everyman, shows signs of vulnerability. The flower of life is embroidered on his sleeve, but the skull, a memento moir, is in his cap. One thing is for sure, he will only have a limited time as a player in this game. Yet, even this frail mortality will not prevent him from letting his light shine. And he sits in a sky full of stars, which might be others like just like him, holding up their lights in the dark. We're candles in the darkness for each other, so it's important to let your light shine, no matter how small it is.

One Light is an 11” x 15” Greenwich Workshop Anniversary Edition Fine Art Canvas. Its simple design belies the depth and meaning of the work, making it one of James Christensen’s most iconic images. Christensen has held on to the original because it is one of his favorite works. Don’t miss your chance to own One Light as well.

41. James Christensen Arise and Shine Forth OPEN EDITION   $395.00

42. James Christensen Arise and Shine Forth MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $1250.00

43. James Christensen Two Sisters ANNIVERSARY DIPTYCH   $695.00

“Homer tells us that ‘winged words’ are successful communications,” begins James Christensen, “and that words without wings are not as well understood and do not have the power to touch or move a listener. Two Sisters was created as part of a show I put together, Winged Words, which was based on this idea of communication and on our attitudes towards each other.

“It began on a trip to Italy. I was intrigued by the Fra Angelico frescoes painted in the monks’ cells in the Church of San Marco in Florence. Many of the paintings had words of scripture, written in Latin, issuing from the mouths of the characters. I became fascinated with the idea, so much so that it became the theme for an entire show.”

“The first idea that came to me for the diptych Two Sisters was somewhat clich: the poor woman is virtuous and the rich woman, elitist; one good, one bad. But, then I thought about the inherent worth of all people, the wealthy as well as the poor. Both have gifts to offer to the world, each giving according to their ability. This is symbolized by the flowers and Latin words hovering above the outstretched hands.

“The ornately adorned woman balances a strawberry plant which symbolizes the good works of a righteous person. Notice that the fruit itself is not quite ripe as her gifts to the world have not yet been fully realized. The Latin reads 'Caritas:' the rich sister can offer charity. The more meekly attired sister holds a little white violet, a symbol of humility. The Latin above reads 'Spes Fides:' faith and hope.”

Rich in symbolism, these two paintings make a warm and wise statement: regardless of our specific circumstances, we all have a worthy contribution to make to our world!

James Christensen’s Two Sisters Anniversary Fine Art Edition Gicle canvas delivers stretched and as a diptych set. Each panel is 14 x 23. Presented together, they are an impressive statement of beauty and grace.

44. James Christensen Pilgrim Angel SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $225.00

This ragged little angel is following his fish on a lengthy journey. His belief is so firm and resolute that it leads him past the beautiful castle, a shining palace where a lesser pilgrim might have called it quits. The angel knows his truth, his end, lies beyond the attractive and polished architecture of the castle and he will not rest until he finds it.

The exquisite castle in the background was taken from a page in the Trs Riches Heures due Duc de Berry, a richly decorated book of hours from the fifteenth century. The book contained all the hourly prayers, as well as some of the most important and beautiful paintings and illuminations of that century.

45. James Christensen Three Wise Men in a Boat   $295.00

“These three are obviously on an important mission,” says James Christensen, “dressed in their finest clothes and all very serious, even the camel. We’re not sure who they are but they each appear to be carrying a special gift.”

Their magical golden boat, complete with Moorish-inspired stone arches and a filigreed rudder, sports a “lateen” sail common around the Mediterranean Sea and other Mideast coastal waters. Is this ship floating or has it run aground? Perhaps they are near Bethlehem . . . but it looks a lot like northern Europe. Then again, this journey in a spectacular vessel of imprecise ancestry across a Flemish landscape might just be a jewel of a metaphor for life itself.

“These three wise men are taking a shortcut,” says the artist with a twinkle in his eye.
“There’s only one camel on deck. The other two are below because they get seasick.”

This holiday-inspired image from the professor of the imagination, James C. Christensen, is a treasure for your home year round.

46. James Christensen The Nest   $495.00

A new marriage is like a tiny nest of sticks and twigs. On the river of life, our relationships act as boats that keep us together as we travel along its meandering path. Through their journey, this couple will incorporate stronger supports and shelter into their fledgling nest until it will be able to withstand even the fiercest of storms.

The shore of the river of life abounds with signs that good fortune will accompany this newlywed couple throughout their journey. The lemon, abundant on a tree, is a universal symbol of marital happiness, while the oranges signify that they hope to start a family. The white lilies are an indication of purity and virtue and the orchids represent perfection. Peace and friendship in the family are to be expected as a pair of swallows blesses this couple with their presence.

The Nest is not the first time James Christensen has focused his brush on the institution of marriage. The Bride, a highly popular and sold out edition, was of a similar theme. This is the ideal gift for the newlyweds in your life.

47. James Christensen College of Magical Knowledge ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON   $495.00

Credendo Vides: By Believing, One Sees

For only a short window of time, one of James Christensen’s most beloved paintings is available as a Gicle Canvas Anniversary Edition! You’ll have to place your order quickly because enrollment in The College of Magical Knowledge ends September 30, 2011.

The College of Magical Knowledge is the most recognized and adored setting in Christensen’s “land a little left of reality” and was featured in his best-selling book The Voyage of the Basset. “The inscription over the entrance reads Scientia est Potentia,” relates Christensen, “so the institution was founded on the principle that ‘Knowledge is Power’ But it is vital to realize that here, at this place, the traditional human paths to knowledge, to become political beings or financiers, are incomplete. Science itself only offers us one way of looking at our problems. One needs to add the suspension of disbelief in order to gain access to the magic found in life. You don’t learn ordinary things here.”

“The College of Magical Knowledge is just the opposite of the kind of institution where the Fellowes wear black and are very serious. It is a place where the professors wear as many colors as possible, plus two! I’d guess that nearly every character I’ve painted went to school here. Certainly a few haven’t, but you can see here Bird Hunters, the Fishwalker, a butterfly fisherman and the Pear Balancer. For as stately as the building may appear, the College is far bigger on the inside than out. The Fellowes have an incredible library of stuff at which we can only guess. But two of the most prized possessions are the Book of Answers and the Book of Questions. I’ve heard that most find learning how to ask the right questions will get them farther than simply having all the answers, which isn’t necessarily the path many institutions take.”

The College of Magical Knowledge will only be offered as a personal commission through September 30, 2011. It comes in two different sizes. First, a magnificent MasterWork® canvas at 34 w x 32 h. This MasterWork Edition will not exceed 35 pieces regardless of the number of orders received. The regular Fine Art Canvas at 22w x 24h will have an edition size set by the number of orders we receive by the September 30 deadline.

For the first time, you will have the option of ordering your Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Canvas Edition (either size) in a gallery-wrap format, which makes it suitable for display without the need for additional framing! There is an additional charge of $30 for this service.

Most importantly, remember that your opportunity to own The College of Magical Knowledge is a time-limited proposition and the clock is already ticking. Order your edition today!

48. James Christensen Shakespearean Fantasy   $495.00

“I’ve had a lifelong love affair with Shakespeare’s works. Of all the artistsand certainly of all the playwrights and poetswho have ever lived, Shakespeare comes closest to my ideal” says James C. Christensen. “If I took all my best artistic qualities and exaggerated them to become some sort of creative superhero, I like to think I’d be a lot like Shakespeare.

“This painting was commissioned by the Utah Shakespearean Festival. People ask me, ‘Why do you only have some of his plays represented here?’ My answer is always the same: ‘The other plays are on the back of the island, just go around!’ Seriously, a few of the references are tough, so you may need to revisit your Shakespeare to get them all.

“The Bard had such a deep and intimate understanding of the human condition, so much so that his plays, which were written nearly a half-millennium ago, are still being performed. Why? Because the messages, trials and joys of his characters are universal and because they are beautifully expressed. The pleasure of reading Shakespeare’s sonnets or attending a performance of one of his plays is in his finely crafted language. He says things the way I wish I could say them.”

49. James Christensen Shakespearean Fantasy MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $950.00

“I’ve had a lifelong love affair with Shakespeare’s works. Of all the artistsand certainly of all the playwrights and poetswho have ever lived, Shakespeare comes closest to my ideal” says James C. Christensen. “If I took all my best artistic qualities and exaggerated them to become some sort of creative superhero, I like to think I’d be a lot like Shakespeare.

“This painting was commissioned by the Utah Shakespearean Festival. People ask me, ‘Why do you only have some of his plays represented here?’ My answer is always the same: ‘The other plays are on the back of the island, just go around!’ Seriously, a few of the references are tough, so you may need to revisit your Shakespeare to get them all.

“The Bard had such a deep and intimate understanding of the human condition, so much so that his plays, which were written nearly a half-millennium ago, are still being performed. Why? Because the messages, trials and joys of his characters are universal and because they are beautifully expressed. The pleasure of reading Shakespeare’s sonnets or attending a performance of one of his plays is in his finely crafted language. He says things the way I wish I could say them.”

50. James Christensen Butterfly Knight SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $225.00

“You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘excessive force’ well this knight is the embodiment of excessive preparation,” says artist James C. Christensen. “He has armored himself to the point of immobility and his quarry will almost certainly evade him.”

Fans of the artist will recognize many of his signature traits, however iron-clad, including the floating fish, the charming yet self-important little man and the hilarious detailed flourishes to the costumes right down to the bell lashed to the bird’s leg. Are those chicken feet? Say, those tail feathers look a bit suspicious Don’t miss the opportunity to hang this delightful warrior in your home.

51. James Christensen The Chess Match Limited Edition   $225.00

There are 1,327 named openings and variations to a match in The Oxford Companion to Chess, but how can a player remember any of them when the day’s spectators include a pair of dragons? “Actually, I don’t think anyone is worried about them at all,” laughs the artist James C Christensen. “They enjoy a well played game. It’s the little guys with the lances that get ornery when they are captured.”
Welcome to The Chess Match as imagined by James, the professor of the imagination. “These characters are quite passionate about the game. You’ll notice that they’ve incorporated the checkerboard pattern into their clothing and even onto the castle walls. But, they’ve only learned the game as distant observers, somewhat like you or me getting fascinated over a rugby match on the Aussie Channel. We could get all excited, run into the backyard and form up a scrum but we wouldn’t know the nuances of the game. Still, we’d have all sorts of fun and maybe even lose some teeth in the process.”
“The two players remind me of Oberon, in red, and Titania, in blue, from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, each with their own castles and followers. Instead of playing with the traditional black and white pieces I was going to tip a hat to Alice in Wonderland by using red and white. From a design point of view, it was a little boring,” reveals Christensen, “so I went with blue instead of white. I didn’t think much about it until a friend stopped by and pointed out that I happened to choose the colors of Utah’s own Holy War--the University of Utah (red) vs. BYU (blue).”
As for the field of play, it’s classic Christensen. There is little doubt that the two queens, one with her magical staff and the other with her broadsword, are the most powerful players on the board. The kings, being slightly less so, have compensated for their diminutive stature with rather tall thrones. At this point in the game, the blue king has opted for a nap, while the red king does his best to direct traffic with a staff not as potent as his queen’s.
“I had fun playing the different pieces off of each other,” relates James. “Knights, castles and kings all employ minions and ogres to move them about the field. The red bishop is very ‘Rome’, as if he has just arrived, ornate mitre and all, from a conference at the Vatican. His counterpart is a red-haired, crazy druid running around (technically, diagonally) with a bunch of skulls on his belt. You have the Napoleonic, Great Garabaldi pawn in the foreground very serious and very fired up for his role while his opposite number seems to be having trouble mustering any real sincerity.”
Then, there’s the crowd that surrounds the main event. Advisors, apprentices and dragons are part of the action. Like children mimicking adults, a group of faeries plays their own version of the game. A traveling salesman, in this case a “pawn-broker,” entices the locals with his wares. A chip monk hides in the woods holding a pawn. Has he swiped it, or is he looking to get in a game?
An old, lost king lies half buried in the ground. Seventy-eight of his companions, known as the Lewis Chessmen, were discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. These medieval ivory pieces date back to the 12th century and are believed to have been brought to the Scottish islands by the Norwegians, who ruled Scotland at the time.
“For those who know me well and that think I’ve forgotten something here, I haven’t. Hidden in the forest are at least three (maybe more) fish adding their enchantment to the day’s festivities. After all, it wouldn’t be a Christensen without magic in the air. And, oh, by the way, it’s red’s move.”

52. James Christensen The Chess Match   $695.00

There are 1,327 named openings and variations to a match in The Oxford Companion to Chess, but how can a player remember any of them when the day’s spectators include a pair of dragons? “Actually, I don’t think anyone is worried about them at all,” laughs the artist James C Christensen. “They enjoy a well played game. It’s the little guys with the lances that get ornery when they are captured.”
Welcome to The Chess Match as imagined by James, the professor of the imagination. “These characters are quite passionate about the game. You’ll notice that they’ve incorporated the checkerboard pattern into their clothing and even onto the castle walls. But, they’ve only learned the game as distant observers, somewhat like you or me getting fascinated over a rugby match on the Aussie Channel. We could get all excited, run into the backyard and form up a scrum but we wouldn’t know the nuances of the game. Still, we’d have all sorts of fun and maybe even lose some teeth in the process.”
“The two players remind me of Oberon, in red, and Titania, in blue, from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, each with their own castles and followers. Instead of playing with the traditional black and white pieces I was going to tip a hat to Alice in Wonderland by using red and white. From a design point of view, it was a little boring,” reveals Christensen, “so I went with blue instead of white. I didn’t think much about it until a friend stopped by and pointed out that I happened to choose the colors of Utah’s own Holy War--the University of Utah (red) vs. BYU (blue).”
As for the field of play, it’s classic Christensen. There is little doubt that the two queens, one with her magical staff and the other with her broadsword, are the most powerful players on the board. The kings, being slightly less so, have compensated for their diminutive stature with rather tall thrones. At this point in the game, the blue king has opted for a nap, while the red king does his best to direct traffic with a staff not as potent as his queen’s.
“I had fun playing the different pieces off of each other,” relates James. “Knights, castles and kings all employ minions and ogres to move them about the field. The red bishop is very ‘Rome’, as if he has just arrived, ornate mitre and all, from a conference at the Vatican. His counterpart is a red-haired, crazy druid running around (technically, diagonally) with a bunch of skulls on his belt. You have the Napoleonic, Great Garabaldi pawn in the foreground very serious and very fired up for his role while his opposite number seems to be having trouble mustering any real sincerity.”
Then, there’s the crowd that surrounds the main event. Advisors, apprentices and dragons are part of the action. Like children mimicking adults, a group of faeries plays their own version of the game. A traveling salesman, in this case a “pawn-broker,” entices the locals with his wares. A chip monk hides in the woods holding a pawn. Has he swiped it, or is he looking to get in a game?
An old, lost king lies half buried in the ground. Seventy-eight of his companions, known as the Lewis Chessmen, were discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. These medieval ivory pieces date back to the 12th century and are believed to have been brought to the Scottish islands by the Norwegians, who ruled Scotland at the time.
“For those who know me well and that think I’ve forgotten something here, I haven’t. Hidden in the forest are at least three (maybe more) fish adding their enchantment to the day’s festivities. After all, it wouldn’t be a Christensen without magic in the air. And, oh, by the way, it’s red’s move.”

53. James Christensen The Oldest Angel ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON   $395.00

The idea for this ancient angel came to me completely out of the blue,” says artist James C. Christensen. “He started as a drawing in my sketchbook and he looked like he had been around forever. I imagine him at almost the farthest reaches of eternity. Every night he climbs up that little trail and holds out his candle. You can make up your own story about him. Where is he? Why is he here? Maybe he likes this spot. Maybe he's been up there, watching, since before the beginning of the world.”

This classic Christensen angel was originally published in a fine art paper edition eighteen years ago and has been sold out in the market for nearly as long. Much history has passed since then, both personally for the artist and for us as a country and now this oldest of angels seems even more poignant as a symbol of eternal and almost defiant hope. This giclTe canvas fine art anniversary edition will not exceed 350 copies so only a select few will own one to enjoy and to pass on to the next generation.

54. James Christensen Pilates SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $275.00

55. James Christensen The Golden Ball   $325.00

“Once upon a time . . . .” The inspiration for this mysterious beauty in the wood comes from the classic fairy tale The Frog Prince wherein the most beautiful princess in the land loses her little gold ball down a well and promises a frog he can be her dearest companion if only he retrieves the it. To make this short story shorter, he does and she reneges on her promise until her father, the king, seizing the opportunity of a teaching moment, makes her keep her promise. The lovely princess holds her nose to befriend the frog but after a few days, she actually does like her new friend and kisses him. He turns into the prince he was before a witch cast a spell on him and the two live happily ever after.

Foremost fantasy artist James C. Christensen captures the precise moment of truth where the delicate fingertips of the princess holds her most precious object and contemplates the cost of keeping it, against the cost of sharing her love with the world. Luckily for that frog, she made the right choice.

56. James Christensen Benediction ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON   $495.00


The words coming out of this angel’s mouth are purposely provocative and designed to make you wonder “What does that mean?” It’s Latin, beatus est pisciculus, meaning “Blessed is the little fish.” Floating fish symbolize the magic all around us and they are blessed little things themselves, to bring this magic into our lives. Is the angel blessing the fish or the fish blessing the angel? The fish is a symbol I frequently use and this painting was meant as my “thank-you” for a lot of the magic in my life.

Christensen’s original painting is 36x48 inches. Our Anniversary edition is released in two sizes, a very limited quantity at a major-statement size of 40 x 30, and also at 24 x 18 inches. The blessing of Benediction works beautifully at either size.

57. James Christensen Jonah ANNIVERSARY EDITION ON   $425.00

Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.
And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Jonah 1:17

“I always loved the Jonah story,” says James C. Christensen. “When I thought about the scripture that said the Lord had ‘prepared a great fish’ to swallow the recalcitrant prophet, I went home and got to thinking that if I were God, I’d make a really neat-looking fish. So I painted what I thought it might look like. The thing to remember is that the window is a one-way mirror. If Jonah could see out, it would be just another vacation cruise.”

58. James Christensen The Tie That Binds Limited Edition DIPTYCH   $250.00

“The best friendships can and will endure,” explains James Christensen. “My wife has a life-long friend that lives in California. We live in Utah. Their relationship is more like that of sisters, although possibly even stronger. They have been friends for decades. Over that period of time they have had the chance to share all the joys life has presented them. They have also looked to and supported each other through hardship, distance and change. Separately, they have grown but never have they grown apart. The physical distance between them is overcome by an unseen connection.
“This painting is a diptych, each panel its own character. Unlike my diptych Sisters, both of these women are equals in their relationship as indicated by the similar style of clothing between the two. Both women lightly grasp the tie that binds them together. It is not a difficult thing to manage. Additionally, each has an ample length of cord in reserve, ensuring that no physical distance between them can severe their tie. ”
As with James Christensen’s original diptych, both Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Editions of The Tie That Binds are presented in two panels. One of artist’s ideas in creating the work was that each of the sister panels could reside in a separate residence, serving as a beautiful and thoughtful reminder of the relationship that makes this painting complete.
Both panels of each edition will be signed by Christensen and numbered as a set. Like many other editions in this Catalogue, The Tie That Binds will be available not only as a Fine Art GiclTe Canvas, but as a Fine Art Paper Print as well.

59. James Christensen Parables ANNIVERSARY EDITION   $495.00

“Few of us remember all of Jesus’ parables; it seems each time I read the New Testament, it’s a matter of rediscovery,” said artist James C. Christensen. “I’ll come upon a certain parable and find it has new meaning and relevance to my life. That’s why I thought I would gather several parables together in one image and create an opportunity for viewers to recall and share them. I worked closely with my friend Robert Millet, Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, in selecting these twelve and we feel that each conveys a special aspect of Jesus’ teachings. I always hope my work fosters not only contemplation and personal reflection, but also a sharing of experiences. I’d be delighted if this print inspired you to talk about these stories with your children or grandchildren.”

60. James Christensen Finding Your Fish SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $225.00

This painting is about that blissful moment when you meet your magic, whatever that may be.

61. James Christensen The Return of the Fablemaker   $495.00

The beloved Storyteller from James C. Christensen’s 1999 Greenwich Workshop limited edition print Once Upon a Time returns in this fanciful new image commissioned for the 20th Anniversary of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.

Twenty years have passed since that magical meeting in the forest and the Storyteller is out and about on his circuit. Scores of characters are coming into town to greet him including some familiar Christensen dwarves, dragons, faeries and characters like the oddball twins Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Four well-known Timpanogos storytellers make costumed appearances. Can you find the two homage-to-fantasy-artist-Brian Froud characters? Even Mount Timpanogos peeks over the Tudor-inspired buildings to welcome back the Storyteller.

62. James Christensen Virtue   $525.00

To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. -Buddha

In the tradition of Saint with White Sleeves, The Beggar Princess and the Magic Rose and Sleeper Lost in Dreams comes Virtue, a beautiful and inspirational message of hope. The graceful young woman depicted may walk a dark path, but with determination and focus on her guiding principles she will surely find her way. Incorporating one of James C. Christensen’s most popular recurring themes, Virtue serves as a classic and elegant reminder to stay true to your beliefs, that faith and strength will see you through the dark times.

“The candle is a symbol of light in the spirit,” says Christensen. “The candle is about being an example to others, but it’s also about keeping that light shining for yourself. Be true to yourself and to the things you know are important and don’t let the world taint you.”

63. James Christensen The Yellow Rose   $495.00

“When I painted The Yellow Rose I had just come back from a trip to Italy. Everywhere we went there seemed to be another centuries-old building adorned with yet another breath-taking fresco. There was such a lost and found quality to discovering these works. Most carried a religious theme, but there was also a sense of high romance in them as well. That is what I tried to capture here,” says Christensen.

“The woman has a halo, but I’m not quite sure that I meant her to be a saint. She definitely is instilled with divine grace, however. The yellow rose is symbolic of light and warmth, as opposed to a red rose which is more often associated with love and lovers. I also focused on taking a much more painterly approach to this piece. I wanted it to have the built-up and layered textures like those frescos I had seen in Italy. An astute observer will notice that this is the same model that I used for The Beggar Princess and the Magic Rose, but that painting was actually inspired by this one.”

64. James Christensen Outside the Box   $595.00

This hunchback “Everyman” of James C. Christensen’s symbology is not only thinking outside the box, he is outside of his box. He’s arrived and if he had any trouble getting here, it’s behind him now. It’s like getting up very early in the morning, before everyone else, to take quiet time to reflect. It’s a perfect moment, sitting on the checkered gameboard of life and contemplating a cloudless future. In a couple of hours he may be joined by others, or maybe not, but for now the sky’s the limit, the air smells great and the possibilities are endless.

65. James Christensen All That She Had   $395.00

The parable of the Widow's Mite illustrates piety in its purest form. A widow, here depicted as a young woman in tattered finery, the last vestiges of her privileged former life, offers all that she has to the temple. Her contribution of two small coins may seem small when compared to the lavish donations of the city fathers, but, said Jesus, . . . this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: for all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all she had, even her living. (Mark 12: 43-44)

The square halo formed by the window behind the young widow hearkens back to 11th cenury Christian iconography. At that time, living saints and holy persons were depicted with a square nimbus, or halo, in order to differentiate them from the immortals.

66. James Christensen Courtship   $495.00

“Anyone who has stood on the precipice of revealing their true emotions toward another will find this scene familiar. This intrepid little hunchback is declaring his love and saying, ‘Here I go, come what may.’ The odds seem to be in his favor as he sails in the Love Boat itself with the offspring of the Owl and the Pussycat for his companion.” This delightful Fine Art Limited Edition GiclTe Canvas attests to the uplifting and hopeful power of new love.

67. James Christensen False Magic LIMITED EDITION BRONZE   $4950.00

In the fantastic world of James C. Christensen’s paintings, fish are a symbol of magic and wisdom. “Their floating presence in the air reminds us that anything is possible,” says Christensen, “and those touched or surrounded by fish are considered truly blessed. When the fish don’t arrive, however, sometimes a person will take matters into his own hands, with compelling but less-than-convincing results.

“When The Greenwich Workshop first approached me about transforming False Magic into a bronze sculpture I was surprised, but it turned out to be a brilliant idea. As soon as we had constructed the rigging I knew it was going to be great; the creative work and art of many people have taken False Magic and made it real magic.” Meticulously crafted, superbly detailed and stunningly translated into three dimensions, this sculpture will provide real magic wherever it finds a home.

68. James Christensen Lawrence Pretended Not to Notice That a Bear Had Become ANNIVERSARY EDITION   $525.00

Lawrence Pretended Not to Notice That a Bear Had Become Attached to His Coattail

“This is one of those paintings that most people can relate to,” says James C. Christensen, “although often for a different reason than you may expect. I think everyone occasionally ignores problems in the hope that they will fade away, but that’s not the only interpretation for the image. When wildlife painter Bonnie Marris saw this painting she cried, ‘That poor bear! This is the third guy he’s gotten attached to this week and this isn’t even his neighborhood! Did you ever think about that?’

“Personal experience has a major influence on people’s interpretation of the painting’s message.When I gave a talk to third graders about trusting their ideas, I asked them what they thought Lawrence � was about. One little girl said, ‘You shouldn’t take pets home without asking your mom.’”

This classic Christensen image, a perennial collectors’ favorite, is now available for the first time as a Fine Art Limited Edition GiclTe Canvas.

69. James Christensen Fiona   $495.00

Clothed in garb of cobwebs and moonlight, Fiona catches your gaze. Like all of the sfdhe (faeries) she is breathtakingly beautiful, but Fiona is more than meets the eye. Celtic legends tell of men and women who followed the unearthly music of the faeries deep into the woods and were never seen again. Other folk tell a friendlier tale of the leanan sfdhe, the faerie muses who protect artists and poets in exchange for their immortal love.
James Christensen’s Fiona shines in her natural adornments. If you look closely, you’ll see the half-hidden subjects of her kingdom: flowers, animals and insects, hidden amid her garments. If you look closer still, you just might find exactly what you seek, but bewarethe promises of faeries are fleeting and nothing is ever quite what it seems.

70. James Christensen The Blind Leading the Blind   $550.00

The Parable of the Blind is one of the best-known sections from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount. It reads: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?” Jesus used the metaphor of the blind men to suggest to his followers that they examine their own hearts and souls before calling attention to the flaws of others. James Christensen has taken the parable in a new, more light-hearted direction in The Blind Leading the Blind.
Christensen sees his blind men as archetypal figures, embodying the different ways people deal with difficult situations. All four men are lost, but their expressions reveal their attitudes: one man is unhappy, one is content with his lot, one man is confused and one has tumbled into the pit entirely. The Blind Leading the Blind is a whimsical reminder to remain humbleand to give others the benefit of the doubt.

72. James Christensen Benediction LIMITED EDITION BRONZE   $5500.00

“I have always used the floating fish to symbolize the presence of life’s magic,” says Jim Christensen. “Occasionally, I’ve wondered whether these little guys are bringing the magic with them or are the result of it. Who is the recipient of the benediction? Is the angel blessing the fish, or in another way, is the fish blessing the angel blessing her by its presence? The Latin on the ring, Beatus est Pisciculus, translates as “Blessed is the Little Fish.” Regardless of which came first, the angel or the fish, it’s important to stop and take the time to be thankful for the magic in our lives.”

73. James Christensen LITHO Finding Fish HAND COLORED PRINT   $775.00

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.

74. James Christensen The Messenger Limited Edition   $775.00

A Hand-Tinted Original Stone Lithograph

Elegant and captivating are two of the measures we set for any James Christensen Hand-Tinted Original Stone Lithograph, and with The Messenger, he’s delivered. Is she an angel or is she human; is she from the past, present or future; she has armor, but is she a warrior; how do the key and the rose assist in unlocking the enigma of The Messenger?

75. James Christensen WE THREE KINGS   $695.00

“We have seen his star in the east” - Matthew 2:2

The sudden appearance of a new and brilliant star set the kings of the East on one of the Bible’s better-known journeys. Through the centuries, paintings have shown as many as eight kings. Some debate whether the magi were actual kings or a group of scholars, astronomers and priests. The Western tradition of three kings most likely arose from the three gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh that they brought to “the newborn King.” James C. Christensen provides us with a gift to treasure the whole year through. In his original painting, the star and the three gifts of the kings are gold leaf. For both the print and canvas editions, we were able to recreate this radiant effect, in fact, the canvas is hand-crafted with 22-karat gold leaf.

Each new Christensen offering this year has sold out at the Publisher, and we’re certain this will follow. So be sure to contact your local Greenwich Workshop dealer before this gift disappears.

76. James Christensen THE WIDOWS MITE LIMITED EDITION PORCELAIN   $595.00

Christensen says that the story of the widow's mite has long been one of his favorite moral tales. The point here is not money, he says, it's what we are willing to give of ourselves. Inspired by the artist's sold out print of the same title.

77. James Christensen THE OATH LIMITED EDITION PORCELAIN   $595.00

For Every Doctor Who Believes Laughter is the Best Medicine

For more than 2,400 years physicians have honored Hippocrates? Sacred vow to treat a patient with empirical, scientific wisdom and ethical consideration. However, as Christensen wittily reveals, medicine has taken directions that Hippocrates could never have imagined? The omnipresent beeper and mountains of paperwork, for example. At the same time some archaic treatments would surely elicit a chuckle?or shudder?from modern physicians and their patients. There's one diagnostic tool that hasn't changed, however: the crystal ball! Based on a popular limited edition fine art print of the same title. Fine art porcelain.

Approx. 9 3/4h. Edition limited to 950.

78. James Christensen THE PRINCESS AND THE PUFFINS HAND COLORED PRINT   $750.00

Hand colored by the Magic Fish Studio; each a unique work of art!

We hope you won’t think it puffery if we pronounce The Princess and Puffins a paradigm of perfection! It’s evident that this self-assured sovereign is voyaging hencebut the whys and wherefores of the journey James would rather leave to you. Under the artist’s personal supervision, several members of the talented Christensen clan, comprising The Magic Fish Studio, will individually hand-color each release. Inherent variations ensure that no two are exactly the same. Published from the artist’s original line drawing.

79. James Christensen The Fruits of Adversity   $175.00

I came up with the idea for this painting while working on the book, Lehi's Dream. The everyman is enjoying the white fruit of the Tree of Life, but the tree is coming from his hump—from his trials and adversity. He' walking on the straight and narrow path, which happens to be on top of a wall in this painting, but it's through the adversity he has endured that he is at last able to enjoy the fruit. This painting is a continuation as well as a return to the themes addressed in Sometimes the Spirit Touches Us through Our Weaknesses and After Clouds, Sun. I think because I was immersed in the story and symbols of Lehi's dream, this image popped into my head as another way to express the idea that our trials are given to us to help us grow and become more perfect.

80. James Christensen The City on A Hill   $395.00

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:14-16 I took the train from Rome to Umbria one year. As the sun set across the countryside tiny lights began to twinkle and I realized they were the little hill towns, each shining in the darkness. As a somewhat weary traveler, far from home, it was reassuring that night on the train to see the tiny little lights that shone up and down the valley, knowing that each glowing dot represented life. It occurred to me that this is what the Savior was talking about in the Sermon on the Mount. Back then, people didn’t have television or photography or any other kind of visuals, so Jesus taught using things they would be familiar with, such as a city on a hill. As in the days of Christ, the light from these ancient hill towns would have served as a guide, offering direction and comfort to travelers, so it was important to let that light be seen—to let it shine. I’m always impressed with the way the Master could use a simple analogy to teach a profound truth. One of the things I enjoy doing in my work is depicting a scene or moment like this in a way that helps people understand why Jesus used a particular image or example.

81. James Christensen Betrothed   $175.00

My whole heart for my whole life . . . Once upon a time, the boundless imagination of master storyteller James C. Christensen created a series of paintings under the guise of an obscure (and fictitious) 15th century Flemish painter known only as the Master of the Enoch Altar Piece. This enigmatic collection became known as “Saints and Angels” for its similarities to the devotional art of that era, as well as its portrayals of largely forgotten Christian saints. As James tells us, “This piece was more than likely painted by the Master to celebrate the marriage of a young patrician. Often great distances separated the powerful houses. One legend tells of a groom-to-be commissioning such a painting to get a glimpse of his future bride.”

82. James Christensen How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin   $245.00

The question is sometimes attributed to medieval philosophers but nowadays it’s used as a metaphor for debating irrelevant minutia while more pressing concerns bang at our door. Of course, in the hands of James C. Christensen, "magic" is in the metaphor and with this never-before-published gem he turns the idiom on its head. The result is both whimsical and inspirational. This solo angel is barely holding it all together as he sticks that landing like a figure skater at Olympic try-outs.

83. James Christensen Consider the Lillies   $395.00

Consider the Lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ¯Luke 1:27 All things begin somewhere and Jesus’ directive to “consider the lilies” was a metaphor intended to illustrate that God will provide for those that trust in Him, but this guy has taken the phrase quite literally! This character, thickly layered in clothing, is something of an archetypal doofus: blundering through life, if not the field of wildflowers itself, but genuinely trying to improve himself. His gaudy attire suggests that his priorities might be a bit skewed (a great deal of toil and spin), but his heart is in the right place and if Jesus said to consider the lilies, then he’s darn well going to do it. James Christensen’s Consider the Lilies Fine Art Limited Edition Canvas carries an inspirational message of faith and is a work of beauty and good humor as well.

84. James Christensen Low Tech   $595.00

1 Before there was High Tech, there had to be Low Tech. There isn’t an engineer, programmer or IT specialist today that can’t identify with or see in themselves the indomitable spirit of the space age barnstormer that built the space program, designed the desktop and envisioned the cloud. Nor could they escape the feeling of having to do it all with duct tape and spare parts found in the basement.

85. James Christensen The Man Who Minds the Moon   $395.00

Once again finding inspiration in the works of Shakespeare, James Christensen’s "The Man Who Minds the Moon" originates from a passage in the play "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." From there, the other thirteen of sixteen symbols and references to the moon are the result of his extremely curious and entertaining mind. “Our fascination with the moon encompasses thousands of years . . . from the dawn of civilization to the exploration of the lunar surface,” explains Jim. “Intrigued by Shakespeare, I set out to capture the mythological essence of man's relationship with the moon. In my quest, I traveled back in time and across continents. 'The Man Who Minds the Moon' incorporates symbolism from astrology, Ancient Babylonia, the Orient, Greece, the natural world, Shakespeare and Medieval Europe.” "The Man Who Minds the Moon" is a collector favorite because it showcases so many of the things that are loved about Christensen’s art: his style, his personality and layer after of layer of content just waiting to be to be uncovered. This Fine Art Anniversary Edition Canvas is as entertaining as it is beautiful and certain to be the focal point of any room in which it hangs.

86. James Christensen Angel with Two Faeries   $695.00

"I have always preferred to paint angels as beautiful winged women. I strongly feel that the feminine side of human nature communicates angelic qualities- peace, encouragement, support and unconditional love-in many ways, that which we get from our mothers," explains James Christensen. "And then there are faeries. These social yet mischievous creatures commonly make fleeting and momentary promises. Some have the attention span of a newt, and I have it on good authority, and neatness may not be their forte either. Given all that, it's not so hard to imagine a social structure upon which relationships between them could be based." Every now and then Christensen breaks out of his tight and detailed style and shows that he also knows his way around the sensuous qualities of paint. "Angel with Two Faeries" is part of the same series James created that included "Angel" (his most recent sold out fine art edition release). "Faith, Hope and Charity" and "Three Clowns" were also painted around the same time. While "Angel with Two Faeries" may be a wonderful companion piece to "Angel," this colorful and decorative Fine Art Giclee Canvas will hang resplendently by itself. Hurry and order yours before this piece of magic disappears.

87. James Christensen Music of Heaven   $225.00

"The earth has music for those who listen." -William Shakespeare In the midst of our hectic lives, it is easy to forsake what is important in favor of what needs to be done. We relinquish our quiet time, our communion with ourselves and a greater universe, for the daily realities that (it seems) cannot wait. Once in a while, however, if we would just be still and listen, we would hear something wondrous. The earth — indeed, heaven itself — has music for those who will listen.

88. James Christensen Fishing for Mermaids   $175.00

“Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.” - David Lynch Where do you fish for ideas? When you’re idea-fishing with artist James C. Christensen, you’re baiting your hook for something magical. And what’s more magical than a mermaid? Now, there’s an idea! “Ideas aren’t conjured up on demand,” says the artist. “The quest for the next fun idea requires patience. But that patience is truly rewarded when—Eureka!—the excitement of the fresh idea arrives.” In “Fishing for Mermaids,” Christensen muses on the creative process of finding ideas. Our fisherman is William Shakespeare, and he’s fishing for a muse in the form of a mermaid. He’s come prepared, and knows that using a hand mirror as a lure will appeal to the vanity of a mermaid, bringing his catch to the surface so he can get a closer look. For the moment, he sits patiently, knowing his catch will be well worth the wait. Much like Shakespeare’s mirror, James C. Christensen’s “Fishing for Mermaids” is your invitation to a world of imagination and the infinite possibilities of ideas…

89. James Christensen Queen Bea   $245.00

“Queen Bea” began as a color-teaching character for my grandchildren. I was also inspired by my daughters, Cassandra and Emily, who were both painting bees at the time. Bees symbolize some wonderful things: hard work, community and family

90. James Christensen Interrupted Voyage   $395.00

“The title of this painting comes not from the predicament of the travelers, but from the creation of the piece itself,” says artist James C. Christensen. “Every once in a while, I work on a painting that baffles me so much that I set it up on a shelf. This one got shelved three or four times until I got excited about it again and finished it―twelve years later.” The boat-as-metaphor for life’s passage is a familiar Christensen motif, as is the fish as faith and spiritual guidance. Christensen collectors will notice additional familiar travelers in this land-locked community of birds, passengers and apparent royalty, all guarded by a petite knight in armor on a pig. This is your opportunity to capture a classic, never-before-published James Christensen fine art edition limited to only 100.

91. James Christensen Fantasies of the Sea Anniversay Edition   $725.00

One part oxygen, two parts hydrogen, and three parts magic. The anatomically correct fish, lobsters and jellyfish make this portrait of a regal queen of the water world and her entourage seem… well… possible! She is adorned with elegant ornaments of the sea and fittingly, rides a lion-fish, a fierce defender of this marine jungle. Below her rides the court exchequer. Mounted on a puffer fish, he wears the smug expression of high authority, despite the fact that some sand dollars have slipped from his belt and stream behind him. A hunchbacked court jester astride a clownfish gives us a knowing look. The procession is led by a well-armored knight bravely carrying his spiny-conch shield and riding his “steed”¯a spiny lobster¯ready to do battle with any adversary. Available in two sizes, this canvas will be a show stopper and conversation starter in any room of your home.

92. James Christensen Fantasies of the Sea   $450.00

One part oxygen, two parts hydrogen, and three parts magic. The anatomically correct fish, lobsters and jellyfish make this portrait of a regal queen of the water world and her entourage seem… well… possible! She is adorned with elegant ornaments of the sea and fittingly, rides a lion-fish, a fierce defender of this marine jungle. Below her rides the court exchequer. Mounted on a puffer fish, he wears the smug expression of high authority, despite the fact that some sand dollars have slipped from his belt and stream behind him. A hunchbacked court jester astride a clownfish gives us a knowing look. The procession is led by a well-armored knight bravely carrying his spiny-conch shield and riding his “steed”¯a spiny lobster¯ready to do battle with any adversary. Available in two sizes, this canvas will be a show stopper and conversation starter in any room of your home.

93. James Christensen The Holy Grail Travels to Britain   $245.00

The legend of the Holy Grail is one of the most enduring stories in literature and art. The Grail is said to be the cup that was used at the Last Supper and then, at the Crucifixion, it is said to have received blood flowing from Christ's side. It was later brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, where it lay hidden for centuries. Alternatively, some believe the Holy Grail is the vessel of the sang real or blood royal, a bloodline flowing down through the centuries originating with a Jesus who survived the cross to father children with Mary Magdalene. Christensen’s The Holy Grail Travels to Britain employs some visual sleight-of-hand. In this Fine Art Edition, the Arthurian chalice in the tree is not the Grail referred to in the title, but rather the Grail is the boat’s passengers. In one version of the Grail story, Joseph of Arimathea, one of Jesus’ uncles, traveled to Britain with three Marys, and the true Grail, the bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

94. James Christensen Portrait of Isabella Grimaldi as an Angel   $195.00

Once upon a time, the boundless imagination of master storyteller James C. Christensen created a series of paintings under the guise of an obscure (and fictitious) 15th century Flemish painter only know as the “Master of the Enoch Altarpiece.” This enigmatic collection became known as Saints and Angels for its similarities to the devotional art of that era, as well as its portrayals of largely forgotten Christian saints. "Portrait of Isabella Grimaldi" as an Angel encapsulates the beauty an artist can create when inspiration strikes. Painting as the “Master,” Christensen imagined himself commissioned to create the work by a patroness from an influential family of Venice. It was customary at the time for the wealthy to request their portraits take on the literal characteristics of angels but may also reflect the Master’s appreciation of Isabella as his muse.

95. James Christensen Epiphany   $395.00

“How do you portray that feeling when the Spirit descends on you and fills you with light? We know what it means, but it’s hard to describe. Words are often not adequate to explain the feeling. We might say it’s like being filled with heat and light and love, but it’s none and all of those things. It is very personal, which makes it hard to talk about. “I’ve always felt that defining a spiritual experience is very much like trying to define love. Writers and poets have tried to express ‘love’ in words for hundreds of years. Some things we read give us a feeling or a cue about what love is like, but nothing ever really gets it right. Love is beyond words. It is nonverbal and the attempt to explain it in language trivializes the moment to some extent. “Every once in a while the Lord will give you an ‘aha’ moment when he deems that you need one. For me, he chose trash night. I was carrying the trash can down the driveway and all of a sudden I just lit up. I was consumed with light and warmth. I can remember it today as clearly as the moment it happened. I thought I was on fire. My soul was filled. I just stood there for seconds, holding the trash can, feeling out of space and time. It then just gradually dissipated. “No words were spoken out loud, but when I set the trash can down, I thought, ‘I’m going to be called to serve the Church.’ Even though I was anxious and felt overwhelmed and under qualified, I knew that the Lord wanted me there and I knew that with his help, I could fulfill the calling. “I painted the fire in this image with gold leaf, so when from across the room, the gold catches the light and reminds me of a twenty-nine-year-old junior high school teacher taking out the trash.”

96. James Christensen Old Man With A Lot on His Mind   $245.00

For everyone who ever wondered “WHAT is that guy thinking?” James C. Christensen allows us to peer into this old fellow’s head. In another typically “Christensen” gift to his audience, the answer only leads to more questions! Who is that woman? What’s with the leopard? Which battle did those soldiers march in from, and what about the birds, fish and frog? Even if we asked the old man to explain, would he? “The painting was inspired by hearing life stories told by older people in my church,” says James. “I realized that they were each a whole universe of tales and adventures, amazing stories that don’t show from the outside.” This old-timer may seem absent-minded, but after a lifetime of experiences, he really just has a lot on his mind!

97. James Christensen GETHSEMANE-LARGE   $125.00

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98. James Christensen Ten Lepers Anniversary Edition   $995.00

"And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole." Luke 17:15-19 As he did with "The Widow's Mite," James Christensen interprets one of the Bible's more powerful stories and presents us with an image of elegance, grace and beauty. At the same time he engages us in one of the higher promises of art: provoking thought. In fact, the art of reflection is at the core of the painting's message. The "Ten Lepers" were a group of men cured of their disease through one of Christ's miracles. Their tattered wrappings suggest what was, until this moment, their illness. Of the ten, nine are too preoccupied celebrating their new lease on life to think of anything else, much yet thank him. The tenth, at this moment, grasps truly what has occurred. He is the only one that returns to acknowledge the Master. This image provides an inspiring reminder to take a moment from our fast-paced world and reflect on what we have to be thankful for. And, just as importantly, to take the time to show this gratitude.