My name is John R. Moore and I am an Irish Wildlife & Sporting Artist. Self taught, I began painting professionally in November 2000, and prior to that I worked in the family butchery business.

I grew up in the village of Cullybackey, which, with it's woods and river, was a pretty great place to grow up in. Being outdoors so much as a child, I think laid the foundations to a lifelong love of nature and the world around us.

I can't remember a time when I didn't draw or paint, and it was obvious that the subjects I chose would be the things that excited me most. Although I worked as a butcher, I continued to paint and when the opportunity arose to pursue it as a career, I grabbed it with both hands.