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A Blush with Greatness flower art by Eric Christensen

A Blush With Greatness
FLORAL ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
30x24 - 38x30 - 52x40

A Cake Walk wine art by Eric Christensen gallery

A Cake Walk
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
21x18 - 28x24 - 35x30

A Moment of Reflection

A Moment of Reflection
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
26x32 - 32x40

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Another Round whiskey art by Eric Christensen

Another Round
ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
24x32 - 30x40 - 36x48

A Revelation - Wine art by Eric Christensen

A Revelation
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
24x32 - 30x40 - 36x48

Back to Back wine art by Eric Christensen

Back to Back
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
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Cabernet Day wine art by Eric Christensen

Cabernet Day
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
36x24 - 42x28

Cellar Selections wine art by Eric Christensen

Cellar Selections
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
26x46

Color Convention floral art by Eric Christensen

Color Convention
FLORAL ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
18x24 - 30x40 - 36x48

 
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Contemplation
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
20x15 - 32x24 - 40x30

Destinatoin Napa

Destination Napa
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
24x32 - 30x40 - 36x48

Elegant Afternoon

Elegant Afternoon
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
30x40 - 36x48 - 45x60

 
Estate of Bliss

Estate of Bliss
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
28x24 - 42x36

Finest Hour

Finest Hour
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
26x30 - 32x36

 
Favorable Outlook by Eric Christensen

Flavorable Outlook
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
38x30

Golden Glow wine art by Eric Christensen

Golden Glow
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
24x36 - 28x42

High Marks wine art by Eric Christensen

High Marks
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
38x30

     
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La Dolce Vita
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
24x36 - 28x42

Red Legacy wine art by Eric Christensen gallery

Red Legacy
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
27x18

   
Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
24x32 - 30x40 - 36x48

Pardon Me

Pardon Me
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
24x30 - 30x38 - 40x52

Passion for Pinot

Passion for Pinot
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
25x32 - 30x38

 
Shades of Summer by Eric Christensen wine gallery

Shades of Summer
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
18x27 - 24 x36 - 28x42

Standing Tall

Standing Tall
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
24x32 - 30x40 - 36 x48

Sparkling Proposal champagne art by Eric Christensen

Sparkling Proposal
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
40x20 - 48x24

 
Starting Fresh wine art by Eric Christensen

Starting Fresh
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
30x15 - 40x20 - 48x24

Taste of Glory

Taste of Glory
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
30x15 - 40x20 - 48x24

Taste of Success

Taste of Success
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
26x32 - 32x40

 
To Summer

Salute to Summer
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
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Up for Discussion by Eric Christensen

Up For Discussion
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
32x24 - 40x30 - 48x36

Vineyard View wine art by Eric Christensen

Vineyard View
WINE ART by Eric Christensen
Giclee on canvas
30x24 - 38x30

   

Artist Bio

Eric Christensen Watercolor Art - Photo of Eric

Eric Christensen began painting professionally in 1992.  Since that time he has enjoyed amazing success and a growing reputation as a celebrated Wine Country Artist. Self-taught, he invented a watercolor technique that allows him to create images of vibrant color that go beyond the look and depth of a high quality photograph. Christensen is truly unique in his field and is considered to be the country's premier watercolor artist capable of hyperrealism through the use of standard watercolor.

Christensen began to develop his interest in painting, along with botany, classical music, and gourmet cooking as a child in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over time he has acquired a commanding knowledge in each of these fields, which have blended to make him the preeminent artist of today. In addition to his interests, Christensen also derives inspiration from the wine country surrounding his home which is invariably portrayed in his paintings. As Christensen asserts, “it’s about the lifestyle - and the art of Fine Living!"

Once he realized that he could concentrate his passion for painting into a career, Christensen opened his own Art Gallery in Yountville, California, a small picturesque town in the heart of the Napa Valley. This venture proved very successful netting Christensen exposure in national magazines and newspapers and a national television spot on “WINE COUNTRY LIVING”. Christensen however, decided to close his gallery in 2003, which allowed him to devote his full attention to painting. The artist continues to paint stunning images that remind us of the Wine Country lifestyle and delight those who collect his art. He now offers his extraordinary artwork in galleries throughout the US.

Christensen’s “wine art” begins where most contemporary wine artists leave off.  He loves to capture the romance of the wine country, which he points out, “is so much more than just the wine." Collectors of Christensen’s art typically own several of his creations and enjoy the varied themes they portray; lifelike landscapes and intimate still life paintings that incorporate a variety of elements including food, flowers or fruit with appropriate background settings.

By pushing watercolor paint to its absolute limits, Christensen has invented a new way to paint with this traditional medium. Using non-standard watercolor paper and employing&nbsp; a dry-brush technique, Eric starts out with thin washes then builds meticulously to over 30 subsequent layers of paint.&nbsp; You can actually see the build-up of the paint layers when you look closely at his originals.&nbsp; Eric's technique allows him to achieve much stronger colors and shadows than can be found with traditional watercolor art; his paintings actually appear more like an oil painting on canvas. Christensen achieves his lifelike hyper-realistic images through his genius for understanding the technical aspects of his subjects and his dedication to capturing an image as it truly exists. his love of natural materials, particularly flowers, fruits and vegetables, also combine to make this possible. He possesses the stunning ability to paint the subtleties of light traveling through a flower petal or its reflection in a wine glass. Composition is one more factor that sets Christensen's paintings apart.&nbsp; Each is a study in the balance between texture, height and shape. The placement of objects in his paintings must combine to make sense and represent a scene found in real life: in a kitchen, a wine cellar, or in the vineyards.

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