Northern Exposure jurist Justin Kellner held an artist workshop to explain his style of abstraction. Several artists took advantage of his instruction.
He focused on the natural elements found in the landscape; textures, shapes, and colors, to provide a sense of place and time.
Kellner is an award-winning painter and sculptor, who has shown his artwork in a variety of galleries, festivals and exhibitions nationally. He received his Masters of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in painting from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and previously received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in both painting and sculpture from Central Michigan University.
Kellner is a member of the "Preserved!-Artists for Conservation of West Michigan" and is part of a jurying committee for the Crooked Tree Arts Center Artist Residency Program. He is represented by LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids and Douglas. His publications include International Painting Annual, Artist Portfolio Magazine and Traverse, Northern Michigan’s