Artist Statement

JD Moffitt
photo by Bradley Austin

Themes include independence, solitude, threads of small town life, family and nature. Practice includes predominantly pencil drawing and watercolor on paper.  Day to day observations, focus in drawing and painting from plein air, life studies, photographic sources and the imagination.

Creating art is not a sensible occupation, it's unreasonable really, nonsense. What is it useful for? No physiological need for it. It doesn't make those you love safe or secure.
What is the reason for it?
Could it be that it is the other way around, that the beautiful is what is behind reason? What we find we are attracted to makes up our hopes and dreams, gives our lives purpose, gives us reason?


Lifelong resident of New Carlisle, Indiana - Forty-five years employment within drafting / drawing / surveying / photography / map making / graphic arts occupations - League of American Bicyclists certified safety instructor

Exhibitions and Awards

Art Blitz at the Art Barn School of Art - Sept 2023
Art Barn School of Art Juried Exhibition, Alice Moss Merit Award - April 2023
New Carlisle Public Library - November 2022
Artbeat, South Bend IN - August 2022
Front Street Crossing, Dowagiac MI - March / April 2022
Artbeat 2021
New Carlisle Public Library - November 2020
Artbeat 2018
Dogwood Fine Arts Festival - Dowagiac Michigan - May 11 - May 20 2017
Small Works - Buchanan Art Center, Buchanan Michigan - Jan/Feb 2017
Represented at the Buchanan Art Center Gift Shop
15,000 Miles - Vickers Theatre Gallery, Three Oaks Michigan  - July thru August 2016
Represented at Feeney’s Hometown Goods in New Carlisle
Goshen Arts on the Millrace - June 2016
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Drawing Certificate 2015
Art Beat 2015 - August 2015
Buchanan Art and Jazz Festival  - August 2014
Art Beat 2014 - August 2014
Syracuse Art Fair - July 2014
Goshen Arts on the Millrace - June 2014
Madeleine Stanley-Jossem scholarship recipient - August 2013
Art Beat 2013 - August 2013
Art Beat 2012 - August 2012
Art Beat 2010 - August 2010
Art Beat 2009 - September 2009