About Brad Behnes


My name is Brad Behnes.  I am an American artist.  My work is primarily oil paint but enjoy any type of medium.  From New York City but currently I reside in Memphis TN and am a self taught artist.

I enjoy painting colorful custom portraits from your photos.  I compose my portraits very close so it shows off everyone’s personality.  Colorful and bold brushstrokes make it modern, fresh, and fun.  I include a time lapse video of your personal commissioned portrait.  My materials are of the highest quality and eco friendly.  These works of art will last 100′s of years+.  See the 6×6 mini portraits page for more details.

Trying my best to have a calm and peaceful life my observational subjects lean to a happier sub-conscience style with bold colors and luminous light.  My current muses include garden life such as squirrels, robins, humming birds, bees and additionally -William Bouguereau.

The online galleries are of the artwork that I’ve done that I remembered to take a picture of.  Feel free to browse the galleries of previous work.

Any other questions send me an email or check out the ‘Why use me’ page linked here.

I hope you enjoy them.



Oil Paintings

Acrylic Paintings


Graphite/Conte crayon/Ink




One man show: The Birds and the Bees, Memphis Botanic Gardens: 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis TN 38117.  February


Memphis Botanical Gardens: 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis TN 38117:  Solo display in the Water Garden room Dec 2-Jan 13, 2014

NJ Woods Gallery,2563 Broad St.,Memphis TN, solo show August-September


“Bloom” Juried art exhibit through Essexx Studios, Cincinnati OH, botanics

Greenwich House Gallery, 2124 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH, larger works

Gallery Veronique, 11356 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH, mini portraits

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