⬆️  Watch this video story of how a family celebrated their love with a painting.  ⬆️  

turn your photo into a painting commission

original snapshot

boston artist studio oil paint palette

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portrait painting oil brush boston massachusetts

finishing details of applied oils

painting commission north of boston ma

A Million Thanks!



"A million thanks for working with my sons on your extraordinary painting of Larry and I.

A birthday surprise of the highest magnitude."    


Wouldn't it be amazing to have a meaningful painting
commission that celebrates someone 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.

portrait artist Bobbie Bush

Meet the Artist:  Bobbie Bush

"When we work together, you'll be guided through each step of the process, know what to expect, and there will be no surprises about a person's likeness. In the end, you'll have the custom painting you have always envisioned."       - Bobbie Bush, portrait artist

What story would you like to tell?

We accept 5 commissions a month.

Will yours be one of them?

Read more heartfelt stories of meaningful paintings.