James C. Christensen was an American artist of religious and fantasy art and formerly an instructor at Brigham Young University. Christensen said his inspirations were myths, fables, fantasies, and tales of imagination.
Christensen co-chaired the Mormon Arts Foundation with his wife Carole. Among other callings in the LDS Church he served for a time as a bishop of a ward.
He painted several murals for the Provo City Center Temple.
Christensen died January 8, 2017, of bladder cancer.
Culver City, California
Santa Monica City College; University of California Los Angeles; Masters at Brigham Young University
Freelance illustrator, Art teacher at Brigham Young University (1976 until 1997)
"My aim always begins with a desire to connect with another imagination. My work is an invitation to let your imagination run wild, explore, and make interpretations spontaneously. My paintings are meant to excite the imagination and invite the viewer to become a participant in the creative process."