James Christensen artwork is inspired by myths, fables, fantasies, and tales of imagination. Applying his eye for the fantastic to people, landscapes and creatures (both real and imagined), Christensen has created a rich and strangely familiar world, rendered with exquisite skill and detail.

Painting in a variety of styles, from the lush Saints and Angels series reminiscent of European old master works, like "Madonna and Two Angels", to his whimsical and humorous works of satire like "Resistance Training", Christensen artwork appeals to a broad range of collectors.

"My aim," says Christensen, "always begins with a desire to connect with another imagination." He adds, "My work is an invitation to let your imagination run wild, explore, and make interpretations spontaneously."

James Christensen was born in Culver City, California. He grew up two blocks from the MGM studio; he and his friends often played in the back lot of the studio in Tarzan's pond or on sets for movies such as Gone With the Wind. James loved to tell stories and use his imagination in play and drawing.

Christensen attended Santa Monica City College, UCLA, and Brigham Young University, where he received his MA. After graduation, he worked as a freelance illustrator but continually worked on his own painting. Christensen created fantasy images for his own amusement, but he only displayed what he thought other people would like. However, he soon discovered that others liked his imaginative, magical worlds as much as he did. The universal predicaments of his fanciful characters touch a chord in their own lives and bring a wry smile of recognition. "Poofy Guy on a Short Leash" stars one of Christensen's overdressed, self-important little characters that deep down, we can all relate to!

Christensen was a faculty member of BYU's art department in Provo, Utah, from 1976 to 1997. He traveled with students in Mexico, Europe, and in Madrid, Spain. He returns to Europe frequently, and his art often reflects his travels.

Weaving dreams, hopes, fears, and humor into the fabric of everyday life, Christensen has created many enchanting works of art. "My paintings are meant to excite the imagination and invite the viewer to become a participant in the creative process," says Christensen.

James Christensen's Jigsaw Puzzles

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Superstitions Jigsaw Puzzle

1,500 Pieces

$ 17.50
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Superstitions Jigsaw Puzzle 1,500 Pieces James Christensen - Mr Puzzle Head

Superstitions Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 17.50

Superstitions is a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Featuring artwork by James Christensen. Puzzle measures 24 x 33" when complete. Our puzzles are Eco-friendly soy-based inksRecycled boards. Made 100% in the USA.Not Suitable for children under 3 years 


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Shakespearean Fantasy Jigsaw Puzzle 1,000 Pieces James Christensen - Mr Puzzle Head

Shakespearean Fantasy Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 16.50

Shakespearean Fantasy is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Featuring artwork by James Christensen. Puzzle measures 16 x 34" when complete. Our puzzles are Eco-friendly soy-based inksRecycled boards. Made 100% in the USA.Not Suitable for children under 3 years 


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Hold the Rod Jigsaw Puzzle

500 Pieces

$ 12.50
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Hold the Rod Jigsaw Puzzle 500 Pieces James Christensen - Mr Puzzle Head

Hold the Rod Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 12.50

Hold the Rod is a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Featuring artwork by James Christensen. Puzzle measures 19 x 19" when complete. Our puzzles are Eco-friendly soy-based inksRecycled boards. Made 100% in the USA.Not Suitable for children under 3 years 


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Fairy Tales Jigsaw Puzzle

1,500 Pieces

$ 17.50
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Fairy Tales Jigsaw Puzzle 1,500 Pieces James Christensen - Mr Puzzle Head

Fairy Tales Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 17.50

Fairy Tales is a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Featuring artwork by James Christensen. Puzzle measures 26 x 32" when complete. Our puzzles are Eco-friendly soy-based inksRecycled boards. Made 100% in the USA.Not Suitable for children under 3 years 


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Rhymes and Reasons Jigsaw Puzzle

1,500 Pieces

$ 17.50
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Rhymes and Reasons Jigsaw Puzzle 1,500 Pieces James Christensen - Mr Puzzle Head

Rhymes and Reasons Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 17.50

Rhymes and Reasons is a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Featuring artwork by James Christensen. Puzzle measures 24 x 33" when complete. Our puzzles are Eco-friendly soy-based inksRecycled boards. Made 100% in the USA.Not Suitable for children under 3 years 


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All The World's a Stage Jigsaw Puzzle 1,500 Pieces James Christensen - Mr Puzzle Head

All The World's a Stage Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 17.50

All The World's a Stage is a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Featuring artwork by James Christensen. Puzzle measures 24 x 33" when complete. Our puzzles are eco-friendly we use soy-based inkson recycled boards. Made 100% in the USA.Not Suitable for children under 3 years 


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Flight of the Fablemaker Jigsaw Puzzle 1,500 Pieces James Christensen - Mr Puzzle Head

Flight of the Fablemaker Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 17.50

Flight of the Fablemaker is a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Featuring artwork by James Christensen. Puzzle measures 24 x 33" when complete. Our puzzles are Eco-friendly soy-based inksRecycled boards. Made 100% in the USA.Not Suitable for children under 3 years 


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College of Magical Knowledge Jigsaw Puzzle 1,500 Pieces James Christensen - Mr Puzzle Head

College of Magical Knowledge Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 17.50

College of Magical Knowledge is a 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Featuring artwork by James Christensen. Puzzle measures 26 x 32" when complete. Our puzzles are Eco-friendly soy-based inksRecycled boards. Made 100% in the USA.Not Suitable for children under 3 years 


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