Justin Kellner

Justin Kellner - Surviving the Times (Kirtland's Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Surviving the Times (Kirtland's Warbler)
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$5,600.00
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$5,600.00
Justin Kellner - Difficult Decisions (Prairie Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Difficult Decisions (Prairie Warbler)
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$5,400.00
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$5,400.00
Justin Kellner - We Tried to Make It(Blue-gray Gnatcatcher)
Justin Kellner - We Tried to Make It(Blue-gray Gnatcatcher)
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$5,400.00
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$5,400.00
Justin Kellner - Impending Rain, A Welcome Idea(Cape-may Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Impending Rain, A Welcome Idea(Cape-may Warbler)
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$4,450.00
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$4,450.00
Justin Kellner - In the Distance (Golden Winged Warbler)
Justin Kellner - In the Distance (Golden Winged Warbler)
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$4,350.00
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$4,350.00
Justin Kellner - It's Still an Early Morning (Black-throated Green Warbler)
Justin Kellner - It's Still an Early Morning (Black-throated Green Warbler)
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$4,000.00
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$4,000.00
Justin Kellner - Is There More Than One? (Vermillion Flycatcher)
Justin Kellner - Is There More Than One? (Vermillion Flycatcher)
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$4,000.00
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$4,000.00
Justin Kellner - Where Did Your Woods Go?(Cerulean Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Where Did Your Woods Go?(Cerulean Warbler)
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$1,900.00
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$1,900.00
Justin Kellner - Keeping Up (Yellow Warbler) - please call for more information
Justin Kellner - Keeping Up (Yellow Warbler) - please call for more information
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$1,850.00
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$1,850.00
Justin Kellner - This is for the Sounds Below(Cerulean Warbler)
Justin Kellner - This is for the Sounds Below(Cerulean Warbler)
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$1,850.00
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$1,850.00
Justin Kellner - Just a Little Further (Golden-crowned Kinglet) - please call for more information
Justin Kellner - Just a Little Further (Golden-crowned Kinglet) - please call for more information
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$1,200.00
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$1,200.00
Justin Kellner - I Fully Understand the Direction (Northern-Parula Warbler)
Justin Kellner - I Fully Understand the Direction (Northern-Parula Warbler)
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$575.00
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$575.00
Justin Kellner - Originally Going the Wrong Direction (Prairie Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Originally Going the Wrong Direction (Prairie Warbler)
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$575.00
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$575.00
Justin Kellner - Yellow Warbler
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Justin Kellner - Yellow Warbler
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$575.00
Justin Kellner - Something Has to Inspire a Beginning (Myrtle 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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Justin Kellner - Assuming There Would Be More (Yellow Warbler)
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Justin Kellner - Assuming There Would Be More (Yellow Warbler)
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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.