“You can do anything you want. This is your world.”
Bob Ross
Bob Ross
American painter

Quotes on art and life:

All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.
It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.
Mix up a little more shadow color here, then we can put us a little shadow right in there. See how you can move things around? You have unlimited power on this canvas — can literally, literally move mountains.
I think there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.
If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is.
It’s hard to see things when you are too close. Take a step back and look.
We artists are a different breed of people. We’re a happy bunch.
Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say, ‘Everyone needs a friend.
I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture.
If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness.

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

Quotes on live a better life:

Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.
You need the dark in order to show the light.
This is your world. You’re the creator. Find freedom on this canvas. Believe, that you can do it, ‘cuz you can do it.
There’s nothing in the world that breeds success like success.
I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush.
How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day.
Water’s like me. It’s laaazy … Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things.
Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals — all of them special in their own way.
You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful.
You can do anything here — the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy.



Bob Ross was a popular American painter and television host. He is famous for creating and hosting The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States. Posthumously, Ross became an internet celebrity with his talent and kindness leading to major popularity with fans on YouTube, Twitch, and other websites years after his death.

Google celebrated Ross’s 70th birthday with a Google Doodle on October 29, 2012. In the doodle, Ross was portrayed painting the letter ‘g’ with a landscape in the background. Target stores released a board game titled Bob Ross: The Art of Chill

In 215, Twitch hosted a nine-day marathon of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting series. According to a Twitch report, 5.6 million viewers watched the marathon. Due to the huge popularity, Twitch started rebroadcasting one season of The Joy of Painting to air every Monday.  

Ross’s series Beauty Is Everywhere was added to the Netflix lineup in June 2016. Due to the newfound interest in Ross’s works, a YouTube channel was created for Ross which gained over one million subscribers within a year.