I am a graduate fashion-designer and Certified Bob Ross Instructor of landscape painting (CRI®), floral painting (CRIF®), and wildlife painting (CRIW®).
I have been a free-lancer since the completion of my degree.
My journey to becoming a Bob Ross Instructor started with a happy coincidence. I was working as an interpreter for the American Bob Ross teacher trainers working in Berlin at Atelier Weile. Of course I knew Bob Ross from television. I can remember sitting with my mother and looking on in wonder as a complete landscape was conjured onto the canvas in no time.
During my time interpreting I could see up close how these paintings took shape and how much enjoyment the aspiring painters had in learning this technique. I could hear Bob in my head, “You can do it!” and watched in rapture to see that it really did work. At that point it was clear to me that I must learn this too. So, I got qualified, and since then have been giving classes of my own.
I have great fun painting using this technique, whether it’s original Bob Ross subjects or from my own ideas.
It’s fabulous to be in the position to share the joy of painting with others through my painting classes.