Happy Birthday Bob Ross!

Bob Ross - One of America’s Great Painters and TV Personalities

“We don’t make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents. We want happy, happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news. Everything is possible here. This is your little universe.”

These are the immortal words of Bob Ross, the ultra-mellow painter whose happy little trees and puffy little clouds actually made PBS fun to watch. Bob died in 1995, but if he was alive today would have been his 65th birthday. Many people retire at 65, but something tells me Bob would have kept on painting, and kept on encouraging others to do the same.

If you want to celebrate Bob’s birthday you can:

Or check out a full episode of his show, The Joy of Painting:


  1. NoTalent’s avatar

    A guy actually dressed up as him at a halloween party we went to this weekend. “Happy Little Trees”

  2. Ken’s avatar

    Bob’s birthday should be ‘Happy Accident’ day. No mistakes, just happy accidents. He would have liked that.

    Rest in peace Bob, you are still missed.

  3. Sean’s avatar

    Amen brother

  4. mls’s avatar

    When i think Mellow, Afro –I think of you bob!

  5. jean jacques’s avatar

    hi bob can you email me so i can have a chat
    about your loverly paintings all the best from jean jacques debelgeonne

  6. jean jacques’s avatar

    can any one give bob ross email so i can email him?

  7. Sean’s avatar

    Sorry Jean Jacques, Bob died in 1995.

  8. *Mia*’s avatar

    i LOVE BOB ROSS!!!!!!!
    i miss him =(
    i used to watch his shows
    on pbs every week.
    HAPPY TREES!!! ^_^

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