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Justin was born to loving parents in Fort Collins, Colorado on February 9th, 1980. He was a happy and comfortable boy growing up with his four siblings. His father, an engineer, taught him how things work and how to build. Justin's mother, a designer and entrepreneur, encouraged his early artistic inclinations.
After he finished his schooling Justin found a good blue collar job and a great wife. Every week for fifteen years he went to work in the morning and at night or on the weekends he would work on his paintings and take classes. As the years went by, Justin kept developing his craft, always thinking that someday he would be able to work solely as an artist. In January 2015 Justin was happy to say goodbye to his job and retire to his studio work.
Justin lives and paints in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is happy with his work and enjoys his three young children and his charming wife.
When I see something beautiful I like to stop and ask myself: why, what just happened, what stirred this emotional response? Are the lines and positioning of shape in the composition the cause? Is it the context or the message behind the subject matter? Or, my favorite, are the colors in light and the combinations of colors the driving factor?
With this thinking in place, I know how the subject should be painted and I know what I see in the subject that I want others to see.