Born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, Bobbie 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 nearly 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.