Justin Millard, San Diego Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement Growing up and spending almost 30 years in the abundant forests of Northern Michigan has inspired Justin Millard’s keen attention to nature and the detail that resides within. His clean, straightforward work is primarily created with the simple medium of graphite and occasionally charcoal.
Coming from a family who’s passions were diverged into several different forms of art, Justin became interested in drawing at a very young age. He is self-taught and has been actively drawing for more than 18 years.
Justin’s intention for the art he creates is to shed light on the small patterns and the beauty in nature that often times are overlooked. He actively seeks out new ideas and ways he can improve his work through techniques or approaches. He believes there is always something new he can learn and incorporate into his work.
Fondly remembering the books that were read to him as a child and the pictures that contributed to his inspiration to draw, Justin feels compelled to someday illustrate for children’s books.