Justin finds inspiration in the landscape. His paintings are as much about the world we make as they are about the world that makes us. He is especially interested in the interaction between the built environment and its geography, trees and plants, and in the quality of light and color unique to each location. He works in a variety of media, including oil paint, gouache, acrylic, and digital, on a range of surfaces from traditional linen to wood panels, aluminum, and even handmade paper.
Justin first started painting en plein air in the local fields and forests in New Hampshire 20 years ago as a teenager. Since then, he has traveled and painted the landscape around the world, from Prince Edward Island to Los Angeles, from Italy to Korea. Justin recently began participating in plein air festivals in 2017, including events in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the last two years of Paint Grand Traverse.
Justin’s art has been exhibited at galleries and museums across the country, including Salt Lake Arts Center, Blue Star Contemporary Art, the U.S. Botanic Garden, Grounds for Sculpture, Southern Methodist University, and the Jaffe-Friede Gallery at Dartmouth College. Justin holds an MFA in Visual Art from Rutgers, and a BA in Studio Art from Dartmouth College and has studied various visual art traditions in his travels from Italy to Korea. In July 2020, Justin Shull will be a featured artist at Plein Air Easton, in Maryland.
He was born in New Hampshire and has recently settled in Northern Michigan with his wife and two children.