Artist Bio: Monte Moore


After achieving a BFA from Colorado State University in 1993, Monte has pursued his lifelong dream of creating new artistic visions, and stretching himself as an artist.  From taking art workshops around the country and studying with Master Teacher Frank Covino for 20 years, Monte offers a wide range of art and styles in acrylics, pencils, oils,  fine art bronze and mixed media.   Several other Wildlife Art Master Artists that Monte has studied with include greats such as John Seerey-Lester, Alan Hunt, Rod Lawrence, Carl Brenders and Morten E. Solberg. 


Monte’s pencil work was awarded the 2018 and 2019 People’s Choice Award and 4th Place Overall in the Dry Media category of the World Finals of the Western Art Rodeo Association year long art competition.  Since 2017 Monte has also been juried into one of the Scottsdale’s  most prestigious art shows the Arizona Fine Art Expo, a 75 day art show where his art has been selected for the cover art the past 3 years. 


In his 25 year career as a pop-culture artist, he has won many accolades including being the two time winner of the World Fantasy Art Show, and having his work seen in dozens of magazines including Time, U.S. World Report, Newsweek, The Robb Report and includes advertising work for such companies as Coors, The Australian Outback Collection, The National Finals Rodeo, The U.S. Marine Corps, Harley-Davidson and the U.S. Olympic Training Centers.  


Although most well-known as a pop-culture artist for companies like Lucasfilm, DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, Disney and many others, Monte also has a passion for Western and Fine Art.  His family has been in the cattle and ranching business for over 100 years, and Monte’s youth was spent on an expansive working cattle ranch in the mountains of Idaho where daily activities included working with horses, cattle, mending fences and much more.  Monte hopes to bring his love for western and fine art themes to the art showcased on this site.

A Note from the Artist: “My favorite Western artists have to be McCarthy, Russell, Remington and Terpning whose work was enjoyed by my Father the Rancher and my Mother the Artist, my new Western art creations are dedicated to them both, I hope their influence shows in my creations that bring together both a love of the Western History and Art.”

GALLERIES Showing Monte Michael Moore

The Buffalo Collection – Scottsdale, AZ

Sound Art Gallery – Scottsdale, AZ

Powder River Art Gallery – Cheyenne, WY & Ft. Collins, CO 

Stage 9 Gallery – Sacramento, CA

Disney Art on Main – Concord, CA

View drawings, paintings and sculpture by Monte Moore available now and for custom orders.