I found out yesterday that artist, James Christensen, died on January 8, 2017, of cancer at the age of 74.
He was one of my influences, of which I recall spending quite a bit of time going through a couple of his books, in particular, I was enamored his work in “A Journey of the Imagination: The Art of James Christensen” and also loved his work in “Voyage of the Basset“. (I have a couple pics on my blog)
His ornately costumed characters captivated me, and his flying fish with flying boats furthered the sense of magic & adventure for me.
I pulled my books off the shelf and think I’ll spend some time with at least a portion of the amazing work that Mr. Christensen created.
Thought I'd share in case you hadn't had the chance to see his work before.
Learn more about James Christensen at:
Jana last edited by
Oh, that is sad. But thanks for sharing. If I am right I guess @Lee-white or was it @Will-terry mentioned him in one of the teaching videos also calling him a big influence and a big motivation.
We should use this to enjoy James images again...
andyjewett last edited by
Lovely work... just enjoyed looking through an image search.