Atlanta-born John Moyers grew up in Albuquerque, the son of CA painter William Moyers, who provided him his earliest artistic instruction. Surrounded by fine art all his young life, he studied painting at the Laguna Beach School of Art, the California Institute for the Arts and at the Walt Disney Studios.
In 1979 his path crossed with that of Terri Kelly Moyers at the Okanagan Game Farm in British Columbia. Here the two perfected their skills in painting landscape and animals under the mentorship of Robert Lougheed. They later married, and continue to make annual trips to the beautiful Canadian countryside to paint in the out-of-doors. The couple now resides in Santa Fe, where they have established a national reputation for masterfully rendering the American West.
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.
An active member of CAA since 1994, he has received numerous awards, including the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the 2003 Prix de West and the 2017 James R. Parks Trustees’ Purchase Award at the Autry Museum.