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Jason in Life by JustinChristenbery
Jason in Life
24" x 48" acrylic on canvas

A pro bono painting for a grieving mother and something of a new standard for my portrait work. Not as bland as the ultra-realistic drawings, I think. Feels like an accomplishment as much as a well-captured photo and despite less microscopic detail I'm pretty sure it's an improvement.
Northern Cardinal by JustinChristenbery
Northern Cardinal
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

Although this piece was commissioned, I've found myself looking for ways to incorporate animals into my abstract work. Should be posting some of those results soon.


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Justin R. Christenbery
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Life is an experiment and a dream- open and submit to Its process. All potentials are born within your imagination.

Above: Live painting performance piece. Sketched/painted a room-full of rowdy locals and their entertainers.

Current Residence: Charlotte, NC US
I think art's promise is a released and empowered soul. It's less about the art made than the energetic act of creation itself. Somehow, the process unlocks something within those who hear the call to create & respond. We can always be more than we are, and it is the creative act that reveals the truth of this to the conscious mind.

     Changes, changes....
        The call to create resounds... is a time of accepting, choosing, and engaging Life's process on every level.

     Personally, I'm looking to deeply apply everything I've learned. About painting, love, short about Life & being human. I think  big surprises are just around the corner for us as a species. We are capable of so much more than we have dared let on, but there are those who are tired of holding back. More than that, they are realizing that the time for holding back- & there was a long, long time for that- is passed.

J. R. Christenbery, 11-15-11

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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: The Black Keys, T.V. on the Radio, etc.
  • Reading: The Drawing of the 3, by Steven King.

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The Abandonment of Doubt by JustinChristenbery

The Abandonment of Doubt

December 17, 2014
24x24 Inch



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DarthZeeK Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks man... Belated though they may be:)
angela808 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) Though I didn't see your kind comment until much later, I'm pretty sure it's exuberance was affecting me as I celebrated.
Fredyochu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Thanks for these wonderful Colors.
Keep posting :)
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure- & thank you. Will do
KasumixAmaya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is totes lovely!! 
JustinChristenbery Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Snashyle Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
Hope you have a good one!
ericbernut Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful gallery.Rgds Eric
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