Bob Ross is one of the most beloved painters of his generation, and he focused almost exclusively on the outdoors. Depicting the “happy trees” and “friendly mountains” of Alaska and the greater western U.S. for his TV show, The Joy of Painting, he earned a following that has only grown since his death. But surprisingly little is known about his life. Famously private, he granted only a handful of interviews and never really spoke about his deeper motivations. So how should we remember Bob Ross, and what does his art say about the natural world? Data journalist Walter Hickey took on these questions, analyzing all 381 of the paintings Ross did for his show. What he found will have you looking at the artist in a whole new light.
The Bob Ross crew flexed their painterly muscles at the 2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego this past weekend at the Comic-Con Museum. Certified Ross Instructors were dispatched to beautiful Balboa Park to conduct “Paint Like Bob Ross” make-and-take art classes. Certified Ross Instructor Nic Hankins lead the classes with fellow instructors, Ted Simpson and Judy […]
Watch this inspiring video from Air Force veteran Robert Kingery and learn how becoming a Bob Ross instructor changed his life. Painting with Happiness from Robert Kingery on Vimeo.
On Sunday March 1, 2020, the Bob Ross ‘Dream Team’ – seven of the best Certified Bob Ross Instructors in the country – taught over 125 people how to put their dream on canvas – at the Smithsonian (!) in Washington D.C. The Smithsonian loves Bob Ross – they plan to craft up an amazing […]