⬆️  Watch this video story of a vacation memory transformed into a painting.  ⬆️  

Exploring a Favorite Place

The coast of Maine is among one of my favorite places, where I go to rest, relax and be inspired.


Personal Expression

With my iPhone as my essential travel camera, I gather visual memories of the places I visit. These visual sketches become the inspirational reference images for each painting.


Blending the Modern & Traditional

Each art piece is a blending of the modern and the traditional arts, starting with an image that is deconstructed and reimagined into a transformational work of art stroke by stroke.   




landscape painting of coastal Maine by Bobbie Bush
reference photograph for a landscape painting of the Maine coast

original snapshot

in the painting studio working on a landscape

mixing paints on the palette

adding oils with a palette knife, bobbie bush studio

finishing details of applied oils

Wouldn't it be amazing to have a meaningful painting
that celebrates somewhere special?


Let's explore the possibilities!


What is a painted portrait?

Painted portrait commissions combine traditional photographic portraiture with hand-applied painting artistry. Using a mixed media approach, I blend a variety of mediums and tools, from a camera to a tablet to more traditional artist mediums and oils on canvas.


Each portrait commission begins with a reference image and is transformed into a work of art, initially with hand-rendered modern brushwork, and later the painting is transferred to canvas and enhanced with texture, glazes and oil paints. In the end you'll have a painting that you'll love!

Your photograph. Transformed.

Your work of art can be transformed into a painting from most any camera photo or image regardless of the background. In addition, you may also be able to use a digital file you had someone else photograph as long as we have permission. Send us a photo, or we can schedule a sitting.

It's easier than you think to Commission a Painting.

What story would you like to tell?

We accept 5 commissions a month.

Will yours be one of them?

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