Justin is a Senior Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) and an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) He was born in the 1970s in Hartford Connecticut. His parents moved to Canada before his 3rd birthday and it is the country he has called “home” ever since, becoming a Canadian Citizen roughly 10 years later.
Justin studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of British Columbia and received a degree in Visual Communications from the Alberta College of Art & Design. Justin has worked full time as a professional illustrator, fine artist and graphic designer for over 20 years.
These days he works primarily in dry mediums like graphite, charcoal and pastel but still likes to dust off the paints now and again.
"Great paintings and drawings speak to us in a way that words cannot. Because of this, my goal has always been to communicate visually, at an emotional level. Form, line and light are the main tools I work with. Regardless of the subject, style or media, the one constant, tying all of my work together, is an attempt to translate what we see as lights into a 2 dimensional piece." Justin Maas
We are proud to have Justin as an official Strathmore Ambassador: