Today we’d like to introduce you to JD Moore.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, James, commonly known as “J.D.”, has been creating art since elementary school. Art has always been a big part of his life, but it wasn’t until high school, and a little nudging from his Junior and Senior year art teachers that he decided to refine his talents. J.D. is currently focusing on creating detailed realistic and illustrative tattoos as well as honing his skills as a fine artist.
Since graduating from Rowlett High School in 2010, JD has been making a name for himself in the Dallas area and he has no intention of stopping there. He has been featured in 5 RAW: natural born artists showcases to date, the L.A. based Chocolate & Art Exhibition, the New York based Conception Contemporary Art Show, wherein he was awarded ‘Best Presentation’ for the night. He was also asked to create art for the Dallas Savages art exhibition, presented by Tres Reyes Fine Art Productions and hosted at the Lawley Art Group Gallery located in the illustrious art & design district of Dallas, on Dragon Street. In 2017, JD was featured in the February issue of The Plano Profile Magazine and then on Austere.com in the summer following his two week Residency in Oquevaux, France. The Latino Cultural center displayed his first two life sized oil portraits in the juried, 14th annual Hecho En Dallas show just before JD participated in Craighead Green Gallery’s New Texas Talent show. New opportunities are on the horizon for JD in 2018 and beyond.
JD doesn’t just spend his time working on refining his skills and participating in local exhibitions. He is also a commissioned fine artist, having installed two custom, 7’x12’, chalk illustrations in 2015, and another in 2016 and 2017 at “The Lark on the Park”, a magnificent restaurant facing Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas.
“Art, and creating art is what makes the most sense to me, and I find peace and clarity while I’m creating. My inspiration is all around me, I’m just a sponge. I absorb everything around me, and when I decide to release, whatever happens, happens honestly.” – J.D. Moore
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Art created within the movements of the early Renaissance, Neo-classicalism and Impressionism have inspired me the most to create my current body of work. My desire is to compose pieces that will be both visually timestamped, and give an accurate representation to the contemporary culture in which it was painted.
By using references such as fashion, and models that are not traditionally represented in fine art, my aim in this current body of work is to merge the aesthetic of classic pieces with content and subject matter relevant to the ideas of the present.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Presently, I define success as an artist to mean that I am able to create art on a consistent basis so that I may improve my technical skills as well as grow and learn how to better express what it is I am passionate about. Also, if my ideas, and my art connect with friends, family and strangers so much so that I am able to support myself, I’d consider that success.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My next exhibition I will be participating in will be the Deep Ellum arts festival on the 6th, 7th, and 8th in April. In May I will have a photography exhibition at the South Dallas Cultural Center. Official dates coming soon.
- Address: 1005 W. Jefferson Blvd. Dallas 75208
- Website: JDMooreportfolios.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @jdmooreportfolios