Robert Lucy (most people call him “Bobby”) has been a full time artist for over 30 years. He received his BFA and MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His body of work includes oil paintings and colored pencil drawings of all kinds of subject matter.
In 2010, Damon Gorrie, a collector who had acquired Lucy’s painting SHEEBA, asked him to paint a portrait of his dog in the same style. Bobby painted Gorrie’s pug, Smudge, with a bold background and a deep connection to the face and eyes of the dog. His friend Bunny saw the painting of Smudge and asked him to paint his dog MANDY. Though he hadn’t painted animals much before, Bobby had always had great love of animals, and so it felt very natural to turn to animals as subject matter.
Thus was born Robert Lucy Commissions. Now Lucy devotes much of his studio time to creating contemporary fine art portraits of people and their pets. He’s painted dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, seahorses and more.