Mark Terrell – Artist (Paint With Mark)
How it all begain for me, several years ago i became ill and was unable to work full time
and while watching TV, I stumbled across a program by chance, one morning called ‘ The Joy Of Painting ‘ hosted by Bob Ross, a very softly spoken man with a funny haircut, talking about ‘ Happy Trees ‘.
I could not stop watching, I was was totally amazed at how Bob was painting using a 2″ brush, and the fine detail he achieved. He made painting a masterpiece in 30 minutes so simple, I remember thinking surely it can’t be as easy to paint as that! Can it.? Yes it is, with a little practice and guidance.
I found a bob ross painting class on the internet, held by Paul And Terri from Sussex. I booked the class and attended, I was very nervous not knowing what to expect, but they put me at ease very quickly. (If you are in sussex area i would highly recommend there classes)
The painting classes helped to feal relaxed. I actually found something that i really enjoyed doing.
Take a look at both of the pictures and see how my health had improved after two years, as you can see in the second photo.
After just one painting class I was hooked, it was true, following guided instruction I achieved a great looking picture that even my family did not believe I painted. I had never painted a thing, I did not even do art lessons at school.
I was very eager to learn because the ‘wet on wet’ painting method brings quick results and with practice I attended more oil painting classes with different instructors.
By chance while trying to find suppliers of bob ross paints, I came into contact with Peter from Artraders (UK bob ross Distributors). He knew I was very keen to learn the Bob Ross technique and offered me a place on the Bob Ross CRI Landscape Course. This was a bob ross teacher training course.
On my first week of the oil painting training I was being taut by Ellen Tye who herself, was taught by Bob Ross, my tuition was of the highest standard. Two years later I am now honored to be a certified BOB ROSS painting instructor in Landscapes, Seascapes and Floral’s and able to teach the Wet on Wet Style of painting.
I am also a certified Bill Alexander Painting instructor. (This Man Taught Bob Ross).
My First Picture On The Left Here…….
Today I still continue improve my painting and teaching skills. Today i am training to teach Acrylic Painting Classes too.
The joy and pleasure I get teaching and watching a non – painter paint a beautiful picture in one day or using one of my online video tutorials is priceless.