Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, James Douglas Moore III, commonly known as "J.D.", has been working as a full time artist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2013. He completed a tattoo apprenticeship at Last Angels Tattoo in Dallas, Tx under Gerald Garcia in 2013 and continues to tattoo clients at Last Angels to this day.
His painting work features narrative driven oil/acrylic portraiture influenced by the Renaissance, Neo-classicism, and Realism periods. In 2017 JD introduced how he communicates through his figurative work in the February issue of The Plano Profile Magazine and then on Austere.com following his two week Residency in Oquevaux, France. In August of 2018 JD completed a month long residency at La Macina di San Cresci in Tuscany, Italy to study fresco painting under Emanuele Capozza.
In late 2019 JD was commissioned by the Deep Ellum Foundation and then by the Thanks-Giving Foundation to install his first two public murals in Dallas, Tx. Presently he is producing work for new and current series of paintings while tattooing and pursuing more mural opportunities.