Bobby MaGee Lopez, named after the Janis Joplin hit, was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His passion for creativity began at an early age, drawing with his father and painting with his mother. At 12 he attended the Bemis School of Art in Colorado Springs, CO focusing on figurative drawing and calligraphy. While enrolled he started a painting and graphic design business he operated through high school. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Colorado studying graphic design. He transferred to Metropolitan State University of Denver to complete his BFA in mural painting under Carlos Fresquez.
In 2012 Bobby MaGee opened Innerspace Art Gallery in the River North (RiNo) Art District of Denver, CO. And in 2020 he started The DREAM Lab, a private art gallery and multi-disciplinary artist studio. He currently works and lives in Denver where he operates Paint The World Murals and Om Visual Arts.
Many of his murals and artwork can be found in and around Denver, as well as across the mainland United States and Hawaii. See more of his work online at: www.BobbyMaGeeLopez.com
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