Justin Kellner’s love of the outdoors led him to birding. Whether he’s camping, hunting or hiking with his two kids, he always has his camera ready. He is fascinated by the process of spotting and identifying birds and by the complex ways they relate to their ecosystems. His abstraction draws on memories from his birding excursions as well as from the landscape of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where he grew up.
Justin is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation and an Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists. He is represented by galleries throughout Michigan and other parts of the US. His paintings have been featured in the internationally recognized exhibition Birds in Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, and have helped promote conservation through Preserved, a partnership with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. Justin lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he paints full time. He hopes sharing his experiences in nature will encourage others to explore.