portrait painter in her portrait studio north of boston ma

There's so many great reasons to commission a painting... 

  • Commemorate a life event or anniversary

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.





Your Memory.








Your Loved One.







Transform an old family photo into a painting.




Your Wedding Photo.








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!

 ⬇️  Watch the video of how your photos can be transformed into paintings!   ⬇️


What our clients have to say...

painting commission for the Masons of Massachusetts Grand Lodge
pet portrait painting commission with happy client

So Full of Life!



"Bobbie Bush is amazing. Professional, personal and her work is amazing. She did portraits of my two dogs and they are so beautiful and full of life!  I love having them hang in my dog training area. She was easy to work with and kept in touch throughout the whole process."    


completed painting commission of a couple on the living room wall

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."    


happy boy holding the painting of himself

Worth Every Penny!



"I have thousands of photographs on my phone and yet none that were quite special enough to say "this is my James". Then I came across Bobbie and the paintings that she creates from snapshots and fell in love! I knew right away this is what would show him how special he is to me. When the painting arrived in the mail, he jumped up and down screaming "It is ME! It is James! Worth every penny spent! Thank you Bobbie for melting my heart with this beautiful painting."    


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

portrait of the artist bobbie bush

OK, I'm interested... how does this work?

 ⬇️  Watch Bobbie behind the scenes in the studio   ⬇️

A fine art painting is a testament to
who you love and what they mean to you.

painting commission of a young boy in a blue shirt
painting of a professional musician playing the cello
memorial painting of an honorable man, river guide
memorial portrait painting of a mother, showing before & after of the photo and painting
pet portrait painting of a dog, pet painting commission
travel painting of Cuba, palm trees and 1950's american car
commission a child's painting
commission a painting of an adult
commission a memorial painting of someone special
commission a pet portrait painting from a photograph
see the portfolio of before & after examples of painting commissions
see the behind the scenes making of painting commissions