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The stars of HGTV are no strangers to creative pursuits beyond interior design. In a Nov. 16 Instagram post, “Bargain Block” star Keith Bynum gave fans a glimpse into a different side of his creativity.
“My favorite activity lately is creating art! I’m ready to go home!! #home #artastherapy #bobbybare #happyplace” Bynum captioned the post, which included photos of him painting a portrait of Buddha. Bynum went on to thank his HGTV colleague Page Turner, who took the photos of him at work.
Check out Bynum’s artwork below.
Keith Bynum demonstrates his artistic skills
Bargain Block fans are no strangers to Bynum’s work, as he has painted murals and incorporated other artwork into his home designs. However, fans may not be familiar with the full scope of Bynum’s visual art, which he catalogs on his art Instagram page.
Bynum received kind words about his Buddha painting on his art page, with commenters writing, “Beautiful. I like the way this piece makes me feel inside when I look at it. 💛” and “Wow. I keep coming back to this image. Just beautiful!”
Fans were equally enthusiastic on his personal account, with one user commenting: “This piece of art is absolutely beautiful, Keith.” As a practicing Buddhist, it speaks a special language to me. Your talent and what you give to others is very special. Keep sharing!”
Fans also strongly encouraged Bynum to return to Detroit soon. Two users wrote: “Hope you come back for the holidays.” Downtown is so beautiful. Tree lighting is this weekend. ❤️💚❤️ I love you!!” and “Come home soon 🏡!” Looks beautiful ❤️”.
Bynum and his partner Evan Thomas are currently in Treasure Island, Florida, participating in the fifth season of Rock the Block. The new season is currently filming, with four returning teams each vying for a chance at redemption, and is expected to premiere on HGTV in March 2024.
Bynum and Thomas’ competition includes Turner and Mitch Glew (from “Fix My Flip”), Bryan and Sarah Baeumler (from “Renovation Island”) and Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis (from “Unsellable Houses”). The four teams are given an identical budget of $250,000 and six weeks to renovate matching homes on the Florida coast. The team that adds the most value to their property will be declared the winner.
Keith Bynum is homesick
Bynum has previously expressed homesickness while away from home filming “Rock the Block.” In a Nov. 10 post, Bynum shared, “‘Rock the Block’ is certainly a blast, but I really miss Shea and my home today. “Really grateful for our little team in Detroit.” His post included photos from the ” Bargain Block” set with his and Thomas’ girlfriend and realtor Shea Whitfield, who helps them with their home flipping business.
Whitfield shared a post of his own on Nov. 14 to congratulate Bynum and Thomas, writing, “*Sigh*…I’m really missing my boys right now.” I know @keithbynum_ and @emuralit are busy closing the block rock, but I can’t wait until they get back HOME!”
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Henry Sinnott is an entertainment reporter who covers HGTV, The Voice, American Idol and Teen Mom for Heavy. Henry lives in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Binghamton University. He loves everything related to comedy and reality TV. More about Henry Sinnott