Adobe Western Art Gallery
2400 North Main St.
Fort Worth, TX. 76164


James Moore

"Prairie Thunder (Buffalo Herd)" Bronze on Stone by James Moore

Detail "Prairie Thunder (Buffalo Herd)"


A longtime interest in art and the natural world was the catalyst for my transition from a technology career to wildlife art. The journey began while growing up in Texas where I spent most summers with grandparents in rural environments. The opportunity to spend so much time with wildlife developed into more than a casual interest. The ability to draw led to many renderings of both wild and domestic animals and birds. Being self-taught, drawing slowly evolved into painting then sculpting wildlife. My current work incorporates experience from both painting and sculpture.
Viewing wildlife in their natural environment is important to developing an overall sense of the animals, their habits and gestures. Residing in the Rocky Mountains in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offers a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities. Frequent visits to the mid and Northern Rockies, provides even more.
I find the best opportunities in remote, backcountry locations that are somewhat difficult to access. My visits into these areas range from day hikes, fly fishing trips and extended backpack excursions to helicopter transport. Cameras, binoculars, and a sketchpad are always at hand during these trips. These photo and sketching trips have included destinations from Yellowstone, with its variety of wildlife, to Hudson Bay where the polar bear is, by far, the most prominent resident. When most people observe wildlife, the focus is on the animal – eye to eye. The surrounding backdrop becomes blurred and abstract. The intent of my work is to capture this blend of realism and abstraction in a wall hanging collage of elements that form a vignette of the animal and its environment. Each piece consists of miniature animal sculptures set in fields of color, form, and texture. Elements of a piece include a textured and painted wood panel, cast bronze or silver figures and combinations of stone, glass, wood or metal.

Original Art

Original art is available by coming in or inquiring by calling 817-624-4242

Prairie Thunder (Buffalo Herd)
Bronze on Stone.
22"h X 39"w
“Spring” (Mare and Calf)
Bronze on Stone
18"h X 24"w
"Trail Boss" (Longhorn)
Bronze on Stone
16"h X 18"w