580 Cypress Street, Pismo Beach, California (805) 773-8057
FAUVIST STYLE LOCAL LANDSCAPES
Ken Christiansen is a classic on-site landscape painter in the tradition of the Post Impressionists and the Fauves. While living in Paris, France he began painting more in oils as well as experimenting with pastels and print making. He became an official copiest of the Louvre Museum and learned from other area painters such as Manuel Gil and Frank Bruckman. He is also the author of three novels and a collection of letters. Ken strives to glorify the mundane and show the beauty that surrounds us every day. Exaggerating colors and simplifying forms shocks the viewer into seeing things in a fresh manner. Ultimately, paintings are a joy to look at and Ken delights the eye with images in rich in thick paint which gives them the allure of objets d'art. A Christiansen painting is immediately recognizable for it bold, simple style, and bright colors.