John Matthew Moore began his painting career at an early age. Over the years he has honed his craft and developed an international reputation as an accomplished artist. His medium of choice is the velvety chalk-enriched watercolor known as gouache, with which he excels with his mastery of color and attention to detail. These opaque pigments enable him to achieve effects ranging from light shining through a dew-spotted white petal to the deep, dark rich tones of his red tulips.Though the inspiration for his works is drawn from 17th and 18th century artist, Moore’s own vision is evident. His paintings are larger than life seeming to explode off of the page while maintaining their scientific integrity, and resulting in a photo-realistic effect. In recent years, Moore’s range has grown to include other subjects from nature including shells, bird eggs and farm animals giving them the same attention to detail as he has his well received botanicals. Now Moore is adding his love for texture, color and fabrics in new works that are sculptural and modern, but with the same boldness as his much loved studies. Moore’s works have garnered publicity and exposure resulting in many prominent international public and private collections.