Mark Terrell Artist (Paint With Mark)
I stumbled across a TV 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 the bob ross instructors put us all at ease very quickly.
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 'bob ross style' of painting brings quick results and with practice I attended more oil painting classes with different bob ross 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.
I could not believe my luck, on my first week of 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 able to teach the Bob Ross Style of painting. The joy and pleasure I get teaching and watching a non- painter paint a beautiful picture in one day is priceless.
I am now a certified BOB ROSS painting instructor in Landscapes, Seascapes and Floral's.
My first bob ross picture is on the left here. Anyone CAN paint, I will prove it to you.!