Justin Winkel - Self-Taught Artist/ Gallery Owner
Justin Winkel is a self-taught artist and gallery owner from Maryland. Justins strong use of color and texture comes from his love for nature and is what often captivates the viewers attention. In 2005 Justin experienced a traumatic loss that truly reshaped his life. Justin started painting just as a therapeutic hobby and at the time had no idea how healing it would actually become. Justin was three months away from graduating from The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), with a degree in Business Technology Administration when he started painting in 2013. With graduation approaching Justin was uncertain of the career path that he wanted to embark on. Initially Justin had no intention to practice art professionally. But with a brand new degree in business, he also was not passionate about and particular industry. While at this "career" crossroad Justins love for art began intensifying. The idea of becoming a professional artist became more and more intriguing and then in 2015, just two years into his painting career, Justin opened his own Art Gallery. Winkel Gallery is located in the historic neighborhood of Fells Point, Maryland. To date he has sold over 250 works of art that are represented in many private collections across the United States as well as London and Australia.