Ken Christensen

Red Barns in Wine Country

Oil On Canvas 

20 x 42 inches

The Dingy by the Bay, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

The Dingy By the Bay

Oil On Canvas 

24 x 20 inches

Little Ruin In the Foothills, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Little Ruin In the Foothills

Oil On Canvas 

30 x 40 inches

Two Giant Eucalyptus, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Two Giant Eucalyptus

Oil On Canvas 

30 x 40 inches

Spring Flowers on the Carriza Plain, 24 x 30 inches

Spring Flowers on the Carrizo Plain

Oil On Canvas 

24 x 30 inches

Loire Canal Locke, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Loire Canal Lock

Oil On Canvas 

24 x 30 inches

Arroyo Seco, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Arroyo Seco

Oil On Canvas 

24 x 30 inches

Hollister and Haybales, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Hollister And Hay Bales 

Oil On Canvas 

30 x 40 inches

Big Sur, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Big Sur

Oil On Canvas 

24 x 30 inches 

Bornes les Mimosas, Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches

Bornes les Mimosas

Oil On Canvas

24 x 20 inches

Sycamore Trees In the Valley, 30 x 40 inches

Sycamore Trees In The Valley

Oil On Canvas 

30 x 40 inches

Mission San Antonio, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Mission San Antonio

Oil On Canvas 

20 x 24 inches

Ken Christensen is a classic on-site landscape painter keeping the bold tradition of the Post Impressionists and the Fauves. He strives to glorify the mundane and shows the beauty that surrounds us.  Exaggerating colors and simplifying forms helps give the viewer the shock to see things with fresh eyes. Christensen’s paintings are rich in thick paint which gives them the allure of an art object solid in construction exuding confidence and a personal take on reality.

Christensen attended the University of Manchester in England, and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  In 1980 the artist moved to London  and the following year to Paris where he worked as a copyist at the Louvre.  He had solo exhibitions and worked as a book illustrator, including executing his own book of watercolors entitled  St Tropez: Croquis et Notes de Voyage.  After living and working in San Sebastian, Spain and Hyeres, France the artist returned to the U.S.  He continued to have solo and group exhibitions and also founded the group, “The New Fauves”, a group of like-minded artists united in their love of the French Fauves of the debut of the 20th century.  He has been featured on the covers of Traverse Magazine and Daniel Smith Catalog.