Born in Atlanta, Georgia, John’s parents later moved their family to Albuquerque, where he spent the greater portion of his childhood. As the son of a CA artist William Moyers, John was raised in a household that lived and breathed art. His parents were very support of his of his artistic ambition.
John spent a memorable year at the Laguna Beach School of Art. Courses centered on life drawing, and he enrolled in both day and night classes. Next he attended the California Institute for the Fine Arts, with the help of a Walt Disney Studios scholarship. Classes were on animation techniques.
Artist Robert Lougheed invited him to paint wild animals at the Okanagan Game Farm in British Columbia. It was there, in 1979, that Moyers met Terri Kelly, also an artist. They were married in 1982. Today, the Moyers, along with son Joshua, reside in Santa Fe, NM, where they make their living as professional artists. The history that influenced the area has taken root in John’s life and is now at the center of his artwork.