John C. Moffitt
Self-taught Southern California-based artist John C. Moffitt has been creating artwork professionally for over four decades, as a fine artist, illustrator, muralist and scenic artist.
Prior to teaming up with noted muralist Garth Benton to execute the murals for the Getty Museum in Malibu and the pair’s decadelong collaboration to create murals decorating the homes of many well-known celebrities and notables, Moffitt’s early Trompe l’Oeil and surrealistic oil paintings were winning awards and being added to area collections.
Says the artist about his early work, “After pondering Ernst’s After the Rain, Magritte’s The Human Condition and Dali’s Living Still Life at a museum exhibit as a teenager, I knew I wanted to become a painter and evoke the same questioning wonder in the viewer.”
His fine art aspirations frequently shelved, his interest in large-scale painting eventually led him to the entertainment industry where he worked to create backdrops, murals, fine artwork and portraiture for hundreds of motion picture and television productions. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Guild for his work in the film industry.
Moffitt retired in 2014 to once again devote his full time to creating Trompe l’Oeil and magical realism images.
He states, “I believe history will favor those artists whose work embodies not only painting technique and subject matter, but also demonstrates the essence of art since man began painting representations on cave walls; artwork that inspires wonder with symbolic and metaphorical meaning pertinent to the human condition.” Want to See More? (818) 929-8434 | email@example.com www.moffittartwork.com
After This Message, oil on linen canvas, 48 x 40"
Colt Special, oil on linen canvas, 14 x 20"
The Blue Balloon, oil on canvas, 12 x 9"