A student of art from an early age, Southern California native John Moffitt took up painting after leaving college. During the seventies and eighties, his tromp l'oeil and magical realism styled paintings were already winning awards and being added to local collections. Over the ensuing decades, Moffitt has honed his crafts as a fine artist, muralist, illustrator and scenic artist, always exhibiting a masterful handling of draftsmanship and the tools of the artistic trade.
Moffitt worked with muralist Garth Benton to create the murals for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu ( the Villa). The pair went on to collaborate to create murals decorating the homes of many celebrities and notables including Jaclyn Smith and Gordon Getty. His interest in large scale painting eventually led him to the motion picture industry where he created hundreds of monumental cityscape and landscape backdrops, murals, fine art and portraiture for films and television.
During this time period Moffitt also executed murals for the MGM Grand Hotel, Gelsons Markets, Lockheed Aircraft and the Samuel Goldwyn Museum, and illustrated album covers for Capitol Records and executed designs and artwork for record company executives. He ceased actively creating artwork in 2006 to be engaged as the Associate Executive Director of the Art Director Guild. He retired from the Guild in 2014 to devote himself to painting fine artwork full time.
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