“I truly believe that a fine portrait painting
is a testament to one’s value,
worth and sense of belonging.
Having portrait paintings displayed
in the home shows that you are loved.”
– Bobbie Bush
Who do you trust to create your painting?
When choosing to make an investment into commissioning a painted portrait, finding the right portrait painter can feel a bit intimidating. It is important to feel a honest connection with the artist you work with, and to trust that the finished portrait will best represent the subject, depicting the authentic personality and true likeness of the individual all the way through to the finished painting.
Meet the artist, Bobbie Bush
For more than 25 years, Bobbie has helped her clients express a deep love of family through portrait art. What sets her studio apart is the expertise of knowing what will make an excellent portrait, based on the subject's pose and expression, whether the original reference image is from a client-supplied photograph or from a formal sitting.
With each commission, she guides the client on which reference images will make the best painting, and offers initial concepts and on-going progress meetings to help them visualize the creative possibilities. In the end, there will be no surprises about how the subject is portrayed and the likeness of the subject will carry through to the end.
Favorite portrait painters include John Singer Sargent, Raymond Everett Kinstler and John Howard Sanden. Favorite figurative painters over time include Goya, Rembrandt, Degas and landscapes by Corot.
Background & Education
Born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, Bobbie Bush grew up among family members pursing both the fine arts and music. Her formal education includes a BA in art history and an MBA in business administration. In her professional development, she has studied with numerous nationally recognized portrait artists in the fields of both photographic portraiture and fine art painting. For over 30 years, Bobbie has established her home in Salem, Massachusetts, on the north shore of Boston. In her spare time, she loves to travel, kayak and spend time on the coast of Maine.
The painted portrait difference.
Each painted portrait commission combines traditional photographic portraiture with hand-applied painting artistry. Using a mixed media approach, Bobbie blends a variety of mediums and tools, from the camera, to the tablet, to traditional artist brushes. Each commission begins with a reference image which is then transformed into a work of art on canvas, finished with oil paints.
A fine art painting is a testament to
who you love and what they mean to you.