John C. Mof­fitt

American Art Collector - - Artist Focus -

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 | jp.mof­fitt@yahoo.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"

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