"Angel with Two Faeries" by James Christensen
Signed Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas, Unframed
Image Size: 32 X 24 in.
Edition Size: 65
I have always preferred to paint angels as beautiful winged women. I strongly feel that the feminine side of human nature communicates angelic qualities peace, encouragement, support and unconditional love in many ways, that which we get from our mothers, explains James Christensen. And then there are faeries. These social yet mischievous creatures commonly make fleeting and momentary promises. Some have the attention span of a newt, and I have it on good authority, that neatness may not be their forte either. Given all that, it's not so hard to imagine a social structure upon which relationships between them could be based.
Every now and then Christensen breaks out of his tight and detailed style and shows that he also knows his way around the sensuous qualities of paint. "Angel with Two Faeries" is part of the same series James created that included "Angel" (his most recent sold out fine art edition release). "Faith, Hope and Charity" and "Three Clowns" were also painted around the same time.