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The Royal Processional
by James C. Christensen

Make a royal statement. 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 Titiana," 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.

MasterWork™ Anniversary Edition
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 215 s/n.
45"w x 23"h (unstretched).
$1250

 



The Oldest Angel
by James C. Christensen

"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.

Anniversary Edition
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

edition not to exceed 350 s/n.
13"w x 17"h.
$395

 



Grace
by James C. Christensen

“Angels are wonderful beings of power and light who defy the laws of nature, death and gravity,” says James Christensen. “I prefer to often paint angels as beautiful winged women. The feminine side of human nature communicates angelic qualities – peace, encouragement, support and unconditional love. The inclination or tendency to help or do good for others we get from our mothers.”

“Christmas, beneath all its wrapping, is a yearly reminder that through learning to be better people we attain a manner of godliness. It’s important that as people we do our best with the gifts we are given: with our bodies, our minds and our hearts. Grace’s heavenly message is that kindness and goodwill are gifts of the spirit that keep us on the proper path. This is a thank you painting for the angels in my life, and for the feeling that I am not alone. We all have angels watching over us and maybe a couple of fish for good measure.  A little magic can't hurt.”

SmallWorks™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

Open edition.
8"w x 10"h.
$125

 



The Golden Ball
by James C. Christensen

“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.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 275 s/n.
12"w x 16"h.
$325

 

 

 




Resistance Training
by James C. Christensen

Although the relationship between the quartet of tough-looking fish and the determined cyclist in "Resistance Training" may at first be unclear, the title offers some explanation: athletes often train against a resisting force to build their strength. In this particular case, however, as the fish tug stubbornly in the other direction, we must wonder — who is training whom?

SmallWorks™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 550 s/n.
12"w x 12"h.
$295

 



Jonah
by James C. Christensen

"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.”

Anniversary Edition
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

edition not to exceed 450 s/n.
16"w x 12"h.
$425

 



The Burden of the Responsible Man
by James C. Christensen

“Did you ever feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? When I painted 'The Burden of the Responsible Man' I felt overwhelmed by how much everybody expected from me. I felt as if life was taking everything I had and not giving much back, just dangling a carrot to keep me going. Even this man’s pet, a hedgehog, needs to be fed and taken for walks, but is too prickly to offer warm ‘cuddlies’ in return. But the man’s a responsible person and so he just keeps plodding along. That’s the point. I just kept plodding along, too, and things got better. I discovered that my burdens were really blessings and challenges necessary for my growth.”

Anniversary Edition
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 600 s/n.
13"w x 17"h.
$425

 



All the World's a Stage
by James C. Christensen

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 Shakespeare’s entire canon — 38 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). You’ll 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 counterparts — all the more interesting when you consider that in Shakespeare’s day men played all the female roles. Caesar is a self-portrait—an opportunity for the artist to make a statement about backstabbing (he doesn’t 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 World’s a Stage" was commissioned by the Utah Shakespearean Festival — winner of the 2000 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre — in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 275 s/n.
38"w x 28"h.
$795


Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Paper:
limited to 3000 s/n.
31 3/4"w x 23 5/8"h.
$225

 

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