Ken Christensen is a classic, on-site landscape painter with influences filtered down from the French Impressionists and Fauves. He paints with the vision, color, and verve of such painters as Van Gogh, Vlaminck, Marquet and Derain and with the American perspective of Hopper and Benton.
Christensen lives in Los Osos, CA, mixing plein air and studio work. He returns regularly to Santa Fe and Paris, his former homes, which he loves dearly. Changing locations provides fresh inspiration and he also visits the many wonderful friends that live there.
Ken Christensen paints with an intensity and bravura that reveals the glory and beauty of even the most mundane scenes. Rather than the standard post card views, Mr. Christensen seeks out the particular that his personal vision can raise to the universal.
We will be hosting a meet and greet artist reception March 2nd 6-9pm. Gallery hours are M-F 10:00am-6pm, Sat 10:00am-4pm and other hours by appointment.