9 imagesStephen Moody's Fine Art Portraits are timeless works of art that will adorn the walls of your home and be passed down as family heirlooms. "I approach every portrait commission with the desire to create a work of art that will coordinate with your decor and bring you years of enjoyment and memories", says Mr. Moody. "Many interior designers have me create original artwork for their interiors." Mr. Moody starts the process with a consultation. This allows the artist to see the space where the portrait art will hang in the room. "I want to create a mood in the portrait to match the interior space", says Mr. Moody. "Once we have narrowed down the ideas I'll book a photo shoot with my clients. This is probably one of the most important elements of the art process as I use the skills I have learned as a professional photographer to create amazing lighting, composition and posing.....all of which is equally important." Mr. Moody will edit the photographic images and project them on your wall and help you to choose the proper image for display. Utilizing his computer, pigment ink and acrylics, Mr. Moody has developed his unique and exceptional style of painted portraits. He has taken portraiture to a pinnacle that has never been reached by any free-hand painter using oils. With his camera, computer, palette, brushes, canvas and unerring flair for light, Mr Moody's work brings fine art portraiture to every family and institution who seek to capture the present for future generations to come. He accomplishes the impossible, creating an "exact likeness" of loved ones.
10 imagesStephen Moody's Fine Art Portraits are timeless works of art that will adorn the walls of your home and are multi-generational. At 25 Moody opened his 1st portrait studio in Salt Lake City and 4 years later earned the Master of Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Moody's portfolio was filled with images of children. "I love photographing children. Moody's fine art portraits stand out with his impressionistic style, story telling images or just capturing the true character of his subjects. "Its amazing today when I walk into the home of one of my clients whose children are now grown - my portraits of those children are still hanging prominently on their walls." "I was fortunate when I was 13 to be in Paris and go to the Jeu de Paume Gallery" says Moody. "I remember seeing the large, timeless, colorful works of art that I had only seen in books up to that point. I proceeded up the stairway and made a 'U-turn' at the top and walked into a room that housed Vincent Van Gogh's greatest works. I stayed in that room for over an hour looking at every brush stroke. I was hooked and I couldn't get enough." Today, "My greatest inspiration comes from studying the works of Degas, Boldini, Renoir, Monet, Turner and Sargent to name a few" says Mr. Moody. I have used their techniques in posing, lighting and composition in many of my art pieces both for commercial clients as well as my fine art portrait clients. I love to work with clients who are open to creating something impressionistic for their home. Moody’s work has a flowing style – He’s a Master of “Swish” His paintings show his subjects in soft-focus, in movement, alive, and sophisticated. His use of lighting, posing and design create artwork that displays movement, color and vibration in each and every brush stroke. "One of my clients and fellow artists said of me" 'I have four art pieces by this artist -- really nice! One of the rare romanticists who isn't a sentimentalist'".