About Stephen Moody – Author | Artist
Stephen Moody is an Author, Artist, Entrepreneur, Master Photographer and Fashion Designer. “Many of my friends call me ‘The Renaissance Man’ as I have my fingers in so many pots,” says Moody. “I laugh when they say that as I know they are having fun with me. Truth is, I’ve been lucky in life and have been able to do a lot of different types of work.”
Moody recently published ‘Hold On to the Love: Forbidden Love, an erotic, romance novel. “I’m very grateful to my good friend Mia, who gave me the idea of writing a book and inspired me along the way. If you had told me a year ago I’d have a number one book on Amazon I would have asked you what you were smoking. But my book was number one for a weekend in July, 2022 in two different categories. Not bad for a first time author.”
“I had my first art show in Scottsdale in 2003. It was so successful I took it as a sign I should stay. So, I moved here……….I love it here” says Stephen.
In 2007 Stephen’s art show was attended by an account executive from Stuart Weitzman who told him he loved his work and he should put it on silk and create wearable art. Forty-Five days later Stephen’s Italian Silk Ties were being made in Italy. Today his wearable art line has grown to include sandals, clothing and accessories all hand made in London, England.
At the age of 13 his mother took him to Paris - a trip that would change his life forever. “We went to the Jeu de Paume Museum and I walked up the stairs, made a U-turn and walked into a little room where I was surrounded by works by Vincent VanGogh. I spent over an hour mesmerized by the beautiful colors swirling on canvases. I fell in love with impressionism at that moment and it is one of the major influences in my art today” says Stephen.
Stephen’s career started in Salt Lake City creating sensual portraits of women for the one’s they loved. He was featured nationally on TV and print. It didn’t take long for his clients to ask him to create artistic portraits of their children. Stephen moved his studio to NYC in 1991 where he opened a commercial photography studio, shooting advertisements and catalogs for corporations.
Stephen is the father of 3 children and has 4 grandchildren. His empty nest consists of a Rottweiler and 2 cats all of which are rescues.