Justin Kellner

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Justin Kellner - Deep Within/Yet Close to the River (Black and White Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Deep Within/Yet Close to the River (Black and White Warbler) $4,800.00
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Justin Kellner - It's Around the Corner (Golden Winged Warbler)
Justin Kellner - It's Around the Corner (Golden Winged Warbler) $3,800.00
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Justin Kellner - Some Things are a Little Too Heavy (Black Throated Green Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Some Things are a Little Too Heavy (Black Throated Green Warbler) $3,800.00
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Justin Kellner - Variations on Blue (Northern Parula Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Variations on Blue (Northern Parula Warbler) $1,800.00
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Justin Kellner - Behind the Branches (Black and White Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Behind the Branches (Black and White Warbler) $1,800.00
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Justin Kellner - Getting Back to the Focus (Blue Winged Warbler) - please call for more information
Justin Kellner - Getting Back to the Focus (Blue Winged Warbler) - please call for more information $1,800.00
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Justin Kellner - It's Worth the Distraction (Kirtland's Warbler)
Justin Kellner - It's Worth the Distraction (Kirtland's Warbler) Sold - $0.00
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Justin Kellner - Difficulty with Sunlight (Cerulean Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Difficulty with Sunlight (Cerulean Warbler) Sold - $0.00
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About the artist

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.