*EXCLUDING ONLINE POP-UPS* SHIPPING UNAVAILABLE UNTIL AFTER MAY 1, 2020

Justin Kellner

Justin Kellner - Out From the Cedars, the Spruce Loses its Luster (Golden-Crowned Kinglet)
Justin Kellner - Out From the Cedars, the Spruce Loses its Luster (Golden-Crowned Kinglet)
Regular price
$7,200.00
Sale price
$7,200.00
Justin Kellner - Nearly Lost in Transition (Vermillion Flycatcher)
Justin Kellner - Nearly Lost in Transition (Vermillion Flycatcher)
Regular price
$5,600.00
Sale price
$5,600.00
Justin Kellner - Something Has to Inspire a Beginning (Myrtle Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Something Has to Inspire a Beginning (Myrtle Warbler)
Regular price
$4,400.00
Sale price
$4,400.00
Justin Kellner - In the Distance (Golden Winged Warbler)
Justin Kellner - In the Distance (Golden Winged Warbler)
Regular price
$4,350.00
Sale price
$4,350.00
Justin Kellner - Assuming There Would Be More (Yellow Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Assuming There Would Be More (Yellow Warbler)
Regular price
$4,350.00
Sale price
$4,350.00
Justin Kellner - Is There More Than One? (Vermillion Flycatcher)
Justin Kellner - Is There More Than One? (Vermillion Flycatcher)
Regular price
$4,000.00
Sale price
$4,000.00
Justin Kellner - Not an Ordinary Rain (Black-and-White Warbler)
Justin Kellner - Not an Ordinary Rain (Black-and-White Warbler)
Regular price
$3,500.00
Sale price
$3,500.00
Justin Kellner - Around and Around (Eastern Phoebe)
Justin Kellner - Around and Around (Eastern Phoebe)
Regular price
$1,800.00
Sale price
$1,800.00
Justin Kellner - The Color Doesn't Dim (Cedar Waxwing) - please call for more information
Justin Kellner - The Color Doesn't Dim (Cedar Waxwing) - please call for more information
Regular price
$1,800.00
Sale price
$1,800.00
Justin Kellner - Acceptance of the Higher Elevation (Prothonotary Warbler)
SOLD
Justin Kellner - Acceptance of the Higher Elevation (Prothonotary Warbler)
Regular price
Sold Out
Sale price
$0.00
Justin Kellner - It Seems to Be Well (Swainson's Thrush)
SOLD
Justin Kellner - It Seems to Be Well (Swainson's Thrush)
Regular price
Sold Out
Sale price
$0.00
Justin Kellner - Memories of a Frequent Scene (Black-Capped Chickadee)
SOLD
Justin Kellner - Memories of a Frequent Scene (Black-Capped Chickadee)
Regular price
Sold Out
Sale price
$0.00
Justin Kellner - It Quiets After a Certain Time (Ruby Crowned Kinglet)
SOLD
Justin Kellner - It Quiets After a Certain Time (Ruby Crowned Kinglet)
Regular price
Sold Out
Sale price
$0.00

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.