John Moyers

(1958 - Present)

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John Moyers

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John Moyers was born in Atlanta, G.A and grew up in Albuquerque, N.M. He is the son of CA artist William Moyers, who provided him his earliest artistic instruction. Raised in a household that lived and breathed art, he studied painting at the Laguna Beach School of Art, the California Institute for the Arts and at the Walt Disney Studios.

Artist Robert Lougheed invited him to paint wild animals at the Okanagan Game Farm in British Columbia. It was there, in 1979, that Moyers met Terri Kelly, also an artist. Here the two perfected their skills in painting landscape and animals under the mentorship of Lougheed. They later married, and continue to make annual trips to the beautiful Canadian countryside to paint. John and Terri live in Santa Fe, N.M where they have established a national reputation for masterfully rendering the American West.

Accuracy may be the best way to describe the art of John Moyers. He captures the essential qualities of a scene by precisely representing colors and values. John intentionally allows his technique in rendering wildlife and ranch scenes to be determined by his subject matter. He states that working en plein air is an imperative for keeping his colors true to light and to eye. John has been an active member of CAA since 1994 and has received numerous awards, including the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the 2003 Prix de West.