Bram's artistic journey is a testament to his unwavering passion for nature and his desire to help people feel confident in their own creativity. His remarkable story begins with resilience, having triumphed over childhood cancer, it was during those challenging times that he discovered his first artistic heroes—Bob Ross and Bill Alexander. Their infectious enthusiasm left an indelible mark.
Later in life, when Bram finally picked up a paintbrush, he was immediately captivated by the process, prompting him to take a courageous leap of faith, setting aside his legal career to embrace the world of painting with open arms.
Today, Bram travels around the country, sharing his expertise and passion through exhilarating painting classes. His artistic adventures have taken him to some of the most breathtaking landscapes, from the picturesque terrains of Alaska, where Bob Ross himself began his artistic legacy in Fairbanks, to scenic destinations such as Florida, Oregon, Michigan, and Texas. He also teaches locally near the beautiful Great Smoky Mountain National Park. In every location, as well as online, his teachings breathe life into the iconic method made famous by Bob Ross, captivating audiences far and wide.
But, there's an even more extraordinary dimension to Bram's journey. He shares a unique and cherished connection with Steve Ross, the son of the legendary Bob Ross. Together, Bram and Steve have embarked on remarkable joint ventures, offering unforgettable classes and organizing one-of-a-kind events.
Bram's story is evidence to the power of art, a journey that spans the globe and brings the magic of painting to countless hearts. His connection to the legacy of Bob Ross is not just a bond; it's a vibrant, living tribute to the world of art and creativity.
To learn more about Bram and his art, please visit his website at www.paintwithbram.com. You can also find him on various social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, by searching for paintwithbram.
The wet-on-wet method or Alla Prima style allows the beginner painter to complete a painting in a short amount of time. Traditional oil painting methods require that you wait between each color for the oil to dry. That is the genius of the wet-on-wet method, that you can mix the perfect color on the canvas. Blending the colors in this way actually mimics the beauty of nature. Come to a class and create your own masterpiece!