Justin Vining speaks on the importance of understanding your value as an artist.

Justin shares his path from educator, attorney, corporate recruiter to full time artist and how his formal and informal education shaped his path.

About the speaker

Justin is an educator, attorney and artist. He grew up on a small family farm in Northern Indiana, working the land of three generations of Vinings. As an artist, he frequently draws inspiration from rural America and has become fascinated with the disappearance of small family farms that once dominated the American Landscape.

Further inspiration comes from his time in law school. In the fall of 2007, Justin left his job as an elementary art teacher to attend law school with his younger brother.  His return to school transformed his passion for art into something bigger. Needing an escape as finals approached his first semester, he picked up a paint brush and subsequently painted a series of work that was stronger than anything before.   After graduating and passing the bar, he shifted his focus to art – pursuing his once hobby as a full-time, flourishing business.

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