Princess in the Tower
LIMITED EDITION CANVAS - JC00372
NOTES: 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 familiar—the crumbling tower, the thorns and brambles surrounding it and the princess trapped within—but 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..
Princess in the Tower Canvas by James Christensen is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
image Copyright © 2024 by James Christensen
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that The Collection Shop announces the passing of artist James C. Christensen on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
Inspired by the world's myths, fables and tales of imagination, James C. Christensen wants his work to add up to more than a beautiful - if sometimes "curious" looking work of art. Having taught art professionally for over 20 years, he likes to think of the world as his classroom. His hope is that through whatever he creates-be it a porcelain, fine art print or book-he can convey a message, inspiration or a simple laugh. He believes that teaching people to use their imagination helps us find solutions to sooth the stresses of everyday life-or get a little lift to help us keep going. In short: all things are possible when you share Christensen's philosophy that "Believing is Seeing." Christensen was born in 1942 and raised in Culver City, California. He studied painting at Brigham Young University and, for a while, the University of California at Los Angeles before finishing his formal education at BYU. Since then, he has had one-man shows in the West and the Northeast and his work is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Christensen has also won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention can bestow, as well as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Christensen has been designated as a "Utah Art Treasure," one of Utah s Top 100 Artists by the Springville Museum of Art and received the Governor s Award for Art awarded by the Utah Arts Council recognizing the significance of Christensen s artwork to Utah s cultural communities. He was inducted into the U.S. Art magazine s Hall of Fame and is an Honored Alumnus at Brigham Young University for his contributions to fine art and education. James and his wife Carole, co-chair the Mormon Arts Foundation. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Brigham Young University, and has also given workshops to large companies and organizations on the subject of creative thinking, including the California Art Educator s Association, Hallmark and Intermountain Health Care. In addition to his fine art limited editions on paper and canvas, Christensen s work can be found in five acclaimed books and a series of interactive journals and in three dimensions in porcelain and hand-crafted limited-edition bronze sculptures