He followed Rembrandt in his use of red chalk. As a young man he is thought to have traveled to Italy to see and experience its art Possibly he was in business with Pieter Lastman in Saint Antoniesbreestraat.
Moeyaert painted many biblical and mythological scenes, and also designed Amsterdam"s triumphal arch for the arrival of Maria de Medici.
On 1 September 1638, he stood on the Spaarndammerdijk to watch the procession. Moeyaert was a very rich man and had three children, two mentally retarded and cared for in his own home.
He had stakes in the business of Hendrick van Uylenburgh, a famous art dealer, related to Rembrandt"s wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh. Moeyaert was for many years" commissioner of the Theatre of Van Campen, with January Vos.
He lived until his death at a house on the Singel, not far from Torensluis.
Nicolaes Berchem, Salomon Koninck, Jacob van der Does and January Baptist Weenix were his pupils.