Everybody remembers seeing the older dude sporting a poofy, brown afro and speaking with a calm, soothing voice, right? He would paint beautiful landscapes and whatnot, often using little catchphrases like, “happy little trees” when referring to his work. Well, he was actually a ridiculously talented man named Bob Ross. As someone who grew up taking several art classes, I developed a huge appreciation for his art and to this day I remain a fan.. As a kid, I constantly watched him in awe — looking back I’m not sure if I was mesmerized by his fantastic art or his fantastic-er afro. Either way, Bob Ross was the man.