Monday, September 28, 2009

Inspiration Pause #6.........A Journey of the Imagination

False magic

I discovered James Christensen over ten years ago when I came across the most delightful book in an art shop.

This book, "A Journey of the Imagination", enchanted me. The artwork (and the book is packed with it) is creative, fantastical and so imaginative. The colours are rich and the pictures along with being witty and whimsical often remind you of the absurdities of life.

Many art books I will devour the pictures and read the odd blurb of text, however with this book, I was as engrossed in the text as I was the artwork. James Christensen is not only a fabulous artist but he is a brilliant and very humourous man. I was so inspired by this artist then and remain so to this day.

Some more examples of his work (paintings and prints)


Serenade an Orange Cat

Finding Your Fish

A Man and His Dog

A Couple of Sculptures:

Sleeper Lost in Dreams

A Lawyer More Than Adequately Attired in Fine Print

To see a very comprehensive collection of JC's work, please visit World Wide Art, Inc and if you ever come across the above book, pick it up - it is a treat!


Renee said...

Wow Sue, amazing. I especially love the dreamer.

I have downloaded some of his pictures before, now I will have to try to remember the name.

Love to you sweet Sue.

Love Renee xoxo

Pearl said...

Oh these are all that I love, whimsical and beautiful. Oh I must go check them out. I am so happy that I found you Sue, you have opened a whole new world to me. It gives me great pleasure to visit always. Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog, life can only go up from here :) I finally got windows in my home today. Come and check them out dear friend. And now I must go visit these marvelous artists. What are you working on now?? Can't wait to see your art!! Peace

julie campbell said...

How wonderful Sue and thanks for posting this.
I have seen some of his art, you cant forget it once seen can you ? :0) but didnt know there was a book. It will have to go on my xmas list now !
julie xxx

mycuriousteaparty said...

Hi Sue

Another triumph where oh where do you find these wonderful artists? This chaps work is amazing, thank you so much for sharing his work with us.


chopoli said...

Wow- I´m impressed!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!I´ll put this artist on my fave list.
warm regards,Tatjana

Тања said...

yes, I know his work! He is amazing artist!

angela recada said...

Hi, dear Sue,

Wow - this art is stunning! I always so admire the talent and skill of people who can create such detailed, dream-like art. I'll definitely be looking for this book.

You always find the most interesting subjects to blog about!

Hugs and love,

Jdee said...

You always come up with the coolest stuff Sue! Thank you for sharing this! I love it!

julie said...

As always thank you for sharing your creative pause with us...this guy is fabulous!!!!
hug, hug
ps....can't wait to see what you've been up to!?!?

Baroness Bijoutery said...

OMG Sue his work is so Fantastic..Thank you for posting this....

Anonymous said...

I wish I could afford a "real" Christensen!

Renee said...

Dear friend, oh my God my Dad had an incredible sense of humour and I am not surprised that you picked up on it. He could make me howl with laughter.

Thank you for the image of him with wings.

Love Renee xoxo

Deborah said...

I followed the trail from Renee...I know not how artists even begin to think such lovely/crazy thoughts as those to create such wonderful art. It truly must be a gift. Amazing. So are your art dolls. **swoons** Deb