About the Artist, Stephen Moody
Stephen Moody is an artist. He is a Master Photographer, a degree earned in 1989 by his membership in the Professional Photographers of America. Stephen has utilized movement, color, vibration in his photography as well as using his brushes with the timeless colors of oil paint to enhance his mixed media portraits.
“When I was 13 I fell in love with the French Impressionists. My mother took me on a 6 week trip to France and England. When I went up the stairs in the Jeu de Paume and saw Vincent Vangogh’s paintings I was hooked” says Stephen.
Stephen moved to Scottsdale in 2003 after a very successful art show…..his first fine art show. “I took it as a sign from the Universe that I should move here after the response I had on opening night at the gallery,” says Moody.
In 1984 he opened his first portrait studio in Salt Lake City, creating timeless portraits of children, women and families. In 1991 he moved his studio to New York City only changed his genre to commercial photography, shooting fashion and products for advertising and catalogs.
Stephen’s work has been published internationally in major magazines like Vogue, Italian Vogue, Town & Country, GQ, Cosmopolitan and Victoria’s Secret to name a few. Stephen has also spoken to photography and art groups at Rochester Institute of Technology, Western States Photography Convention in L.A. as well as many local groups from Idaho to Arizona.
Stephen’s passion is the mixed media artwork of many subjects from Monument Valley to creating commissioned portraits for his clientele. He loves to create specific works of art for people’s home that work with their interior design.
Currently, Stephen is a member and residing Board Member for the Arizona Professional Photographers Association and active in his community.
Stephen has three children and three grand children with one on the way.