Justin Kellner

  • Justin Kellner - Spring only Comes Once, then again, Maybe a Few More Times (Myrtle Warbler)
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    Justin Kellner - Spring only Comes Once, then again, Maybe a Few More Times (Myrtle Warbler)
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    $5,600.00
  • Justin Kellner - Difficult Decisions (Prairie Warbler, 50 x 76.5
    Justin Kellner - Difficult Decisions (Prairie Warbler, 50 x 76.5
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  • Justin Kellner - Tries for the Forest (Tennessee Warbler), 52 x 46
    Justin Kellner - Tries for the Forest (Tennessee Warbler), 52 x 46
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    $4,000.00
  • Justin Kellner - Thinking of a Finish (Black-capped Chickadee)
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    Justin Kellner - Thinking of a Finish (Black-capped Chickadee)
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    $4,000.00
  • Justin Kellner - Hoping for a Few More Later On (Common Yellowthroat)
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    Justin Kellner - Hoping for a Few More Later On (Common Yellowthroat)
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    $3,800.00
  • Justin Kellner - From Far Away (Pine Grosbeak)
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    Justin Kellner - From Far Away (Pine Grosbeak)
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    $1,850.00
  • Justin Kellner - Sometimes, You Go Out of Your Way(Golden-winged Warbler)
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    Justin Kellner - Sometimes, You Go Out of Your Way(Golden-winged Warbler)
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  • Justin Kellner - Don't Be So Quick to Pack it Up (Kentucky Warbler), 48 x 20 - RESERVED
    Justin Kellner - Don't Be So Quick to Pack it Up (Kentucky Warbler), 48 x 20 - RESERVED
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    $1,850.00
  • Justin Kellner - Boreal Chickadee, 16 x 8
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    Justin Kellner - Boreal Chickadee, 16 x 8
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    $650.00
  • Justin Kellner - Cerulean Warbler II
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    Justin Kellner - Cerulean Warbler II
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    $650.00
  • Justin Kellner - Cedar Waxwing
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    Justin Kellner - Cedar Waxwing
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    $575.00
  • Justin Kellner - Black-throated Green Warbler
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    Justin Kellner - Black-throated Green Warbler
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  • Justin Kellner - Yellow Warbler
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    Justin Kellner - Yellow Warbler
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  • Justin Kellner - Boreal Chickadee (10 x 8)
    Justin Kellner - Boreal Chickadee (10 x 8)
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    $525.00
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    $525.00
  • Justin Kellner - Black-capped Chickadee (10 x 8)
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    Justin Kellner - Black-capped Chickadee (10 x 8)
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    $525.00
  • Justin Kellner - Black-throated Blue Warbler (10 x 8)
    Justin Kellner - Black-throated Blue Warbler (10 x 8)
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    $525.00
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    $525.00
  • Justin Kellner - Blackpoll Warbler (10 x 8)
    Justin Kellner - Blackpoll Warbler (10 x 8)
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    $525.00
  • Justin Kellner - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (10 x 8)
    Justin Kellner - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (10 x 8)
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    $525.00
  • Justin Kellner - It's Still an Early Morning (Black-throated Green Warbler)
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    Justin Kellner - It's Still an Early Morning (Black-throated Green Warbler)
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  • Justin Kellner - Something Has to Inspire a Beginning (Myrtle Warbler)
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  • Justin Kellner - It Seems to Be Well (Swainson's Thrush)
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    Justin Kellner - It Seems to Be Well (Swainson's Thrush)
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While utilizing the landscape’s natural forms and textures, I draw upon visual cues from past encounters to achieve a balance between realism and abstraction. My intent is to evoke memories and the sense of a place and time while portraying the interrupted cycles existing throughout the natural world’s various ecosystems.

The paintings give an impression of the natural areas I've explored, while informing the viewer about their environmental fragility. Very sensitive to their environments, birds are often a good indicator of the health of a particular ecosystem. In my paintings, I combine aggressive, abstract brushstrokes and textures with realistically rendered birds to create spaces that give the impression of erosion, change and isolation. 

While my work is informed by my research of environmental issues, my primary focus has become the hunt for the birds and their habitats.  Searching out and identifying various species has led me to explore Michigan's parks and wetlands. Rather than focusing on the loss of habitat, I've explored the unique environments of individual species, many of which are maintained by conservation efforts.   

While painting, I also explore. Drawing on memories, natural forms and textures from the environment, I work intuitively, creating abstract suggestions of the landscape that remind me of the places where I've sought out birds and wildlife. 

My intent is to evoke memories and the sense of a place and time, while portraying the interrupted cycles existing throughout the natural world. Through my work, I hope to inspire others to more deeply explore their local environment and to become invested in the health of its complex ecosystems.