Artist Ben Pearce, of Napier, has won the big prize in the 2016 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Awards.
On Sunday the 17th of February, Christensen will be opening his second solo exhibition 'Classic New Zealand Farming' in Mangaweka.
The exhibition aims to capture rural moments in time that will likely be forgotten as each generation of farmer moves on.
Christensen has spent most of his life involved in farming, mainly in the Manawatu, but only started painting in his 60s.
Classic New Zealand Farming opens on Sunday the 17th of February at 2pm with an opportunity to meet the artist over drinks and nibbles at the Yellow Church Gallery, State Highway 1, Mangaweka.