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British born, he pursues his artistic career with two wildly diverse interests. He emigrated to the USA nearly 30 years ago from England where his career began at Southampton College of art followed by service in the Royal Air Force. To a business career in aviation, he added election to Britain's distinguished Society of Aviation Artists and more recently, to the American Society of Aviation Artists. A retired Vice President of Northwest Airlines, Moon returned to a full-time art career in 1987. Living the experience before each painting is his prerequisite, so to understand lions he lived with the late 'Born Free" George Adamson in Africa. Then, as Executive producer, returned to videotape a PBS television documentary. A Mutiny on the Bounty commemorative work saw Moon cross the Pacific in a small sailboat to reach lonely Pitcairn Island where he lived with 45 surviving descendants of the original Bounty mutineers. By contrast, an assignment as artist to an Arctic and an Antarctic expedition took him to the expedition's sled dog training base. Three expeditions later, Moon traveled to China and found and retrieved remains of the famous "Jimmy" Doolittle's B-25 bombers, lost since 1942. Two visits to Romania led to the recovery of American B.24 bombers shot down over the Ploesti Oil Refineries in 1943. More recently, he has produced and directed three historical stage events which led to an invitation from the President of the United States to bring the cast to the White House. The subject of a CBS Charles Kurault television feature, he has also appeared as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey television show. But it was his African experience with big cats which shaped his interest in domestic cats and coupled his lifetime association with dogs. What followed was another unpredictable series of offbeat whimsical art for which he has since become most associated. His whimsical cat and dog art has become popular across the USA, Canada, Britain and Japan. While his whimsical art is collected by people who love the humor and style, his serious works are in the permanent collections of the Leigh Yorkey Museum, the United States Air Force Academy and the Army and Navy Club in Washington DC among others.
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