Bobby MaGee Lopez, named after the Janis Joplin hit, was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico into a Spanish-French military family. His passion for creativity began at an early age, drawing with his father and sewing with his mother. He attended Bemis School of Art, and at 12 he started a custom design business. Upon high school graduation, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Colorado receiving his Associates Degree. He completed his BFA at Metropolitan State University of Denver emphasizing mural painting.

Bobby MaGee owned and operated Innerspace Art Gallery in the River North (RiNo) Art District of Denver, CO for two years. Many examples of his art can be found around the country in the form of monumental murals, gallery shows, and live painting performances.