Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tennessee Relic

8"x10" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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One of the paintings for "A Walk in the Park" event at Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, 
Brentwood, on Oct 30 from 1-5 PM.

On one of the trails, deep into the park, lies the remains of a slave wall. Slave walls are gems of history which can be found all over middle Tennessee. They were property fences land owners had built with slave labor. Many have been restored, for they are important relics of southern history. This one, however, looks untouched—letting nature and time take its toll. 

I actually think this wall tells a more accurate story than any restored walls.  I think it reflects the state of our culture's attitude to African Americans today. Racism and prejudice still exist today, but I believe it continues to crumble slowly over time. Like a scar, this wall is a beautiful sign of healing from a wound we will never forget and remains as an undeniable part of our personal story.

The people who built this wall in the days of slavery are long gone. 
I pray that someday ALL of the walls we build to divide ourselves and oppress others 
will be gone as well. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ravenswood Mansion & A Walk in the Park

9"x12" Oil on Canvas
with Palette Knife

Lately, I've been working on some paintings to benefit Brentwood Green Space, an organization that exists to help citizens manage community growth while maintaining and preserve parks and green areas. This house, "Ravenswood", is a restored home in Smith Park. The home is now a venue for special events. Behind the home are miles of beautiful park trails. 

This painting will be on display at the Brentwood Library through October 30th. There is an auction to purchase the painting at The painting will then be awarded to the highest bidder  at the special event, A Walk in the Park, at Smith Park on October 30, from 1 to 5 PM. 

As a bonus to all of the hayrides, pumpkin decorating, live music , BBQ and sweets, I will be selling paintings in the Ravenswood mansion. Some of the paintings are scenes from Smith Park trails. Be on the lookout for new paintings to come.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I Will Awake the Dawn

8"x10" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
    for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
    until the destroying storms pass by.

I cry to God Most High,

    to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
 He will send from heaven and save me,
    he will put to shame those who trample on me.
God will send forth his steadfast love and his faithfulness.
 I lie down among lions
    that greedily devour human prey;
their teeth are spears and arrows,
    their tongues sharp swords.
 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.
    Let your glory be over all the earth.
They set a net for my steps;
    my soul was bowed down.
They dug a pit in my path,
    but they have fallen into it themselves.
 My heart is steadfast, O God,
    my heart is steadfast.
I will sing and make melody.
     Awake, my soul!
Awake, O harp and lyre!
    I will awake the dawn.
 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
    I will sing praises to you among the nations.
 For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens;
    your faithfulness extends to the clouds.
 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.
    Let your glory be over all the earth.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September Sunlight

6"x6" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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Another day at the barn, horsing around, while my daughter rides. This time, I had some visitors watch me paint from behind—as shown in the photo below. 

There is now a new way to purchase my paintings. Click the link names "Click Here To Purchase." The link will take you to my new website—including a store where you can select and purchase with a click.

Monday, September 26, 2016


Christmas is just around the corner. 
This year, give a Mike Moyers original painting to your loved one. 
From pets and people to action and abstract, order your painting today!

Order a commission before October 1 and receive 25% OFF of your painting!


11"x14" Oil on Canvas
with Palette Knife

Today's post is a commissioned portrait of Angel, a horse at the barn where my daughter rides. Fall is here—which is a great time to commission a portrait or conceptual painting from me. To order a commission, simply email me and we'll discuss the details.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Special thanks goes to Oregon Catholic Press for selecting my painting "Holy Ground" as cover art for Christian Artist, Ben Walther! The abstract burning bush goes great with Ben's title track, "Ablaze" and makes a great match to his music.