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Bob McNeil

Bob McNeil

Bob McNeil left behind his day job as a respected businessman in the biotech industry to become an expert restorer, woodworker and historian. A world-class sailor, Bob has spearheaded the restorations of the 1901 steam yacht “Cangarda” and the historic 1885 schooner “Coronet,” and now brings his expertise and passion to Ultimate Restorations.

Bob Ross

Bob Ross

With his signature curly hairstyle and laid-back temperament, painter Bob Ross has endeared himself to millions since The Joy of Painting first debuted on public television in 1983.

Brett Bara

Brett Bara

Brett Bara works as a writer, designer, television personality, spokesperson and consultant in the craft and DIY (do-it-yourself) community. She hosts the Emmy-nominated public television series Knit & Crochet Now.

David Dunlop

David Dunlop

Artist and teacher David Dunlop is the engaging host and writer of the television series Landscapes Through Time. He is a modern-day master whose landscape paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science.

Donna Dewberry

Donna Dewberry

Donna Dewberry is a native Floridian, wife, and fantastic self-taught painter. She is the mother of seven children and also has seven grandchildren. She is the innovative creator of the "One Stroke Painting" technique.

Eric Dowdle

Eric Dowdle

Charismatic Painting the Town host Eric Dowdle is one of America’s most renowned folk artists and an avid traveler. His original canvases are coveted by art collectors around the world and the iconic images he creates sell millions of copies a year, in the form of prints and puzzles.

Eric Gorges

Eric Gorges

Like his hometown of Detroit, A Craftsman's Legacy host Eric Gorges' story is one of repurposing and rebuilding.

Frank Clarke

Frank Clarke

Prolific Irish artist Frank Clarke has taught millions the basics of painting through his public television series Simply Painting, as well as his best-selling books, videos, seminars and classes.

Jerry Yarnell

Jerry Yarnell

Author of 12 books and hundreds of TV shows and DVDs on painting instruction, Jerry Yarnell is an internationally known wildlife, western, and landscape artist and winner of 150 national awards.

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Scrapbook Soup host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is a self-taught mixed-media artist and avid scrapbooker. She has appeared on the public television series Quilting Arts and Scrapbook Memories.

Katie Hacker

Katie Hacker

Katie Hacker is an artist and prolific author. Viewers connect with her approachable style and “you can do it!” attitude. She has appeared on Beads, Baubles and Jewels for 22 seasons, first as an expert providing beading advice and now as the host.

Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman — author, pattern designer, business woman, home economist, and national sewing authority — host of the popular show Sewing With Nancy.

Peggy Sagers

Peggy Sagers

Peggy Sagers holds a degree in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising from Brigham Young University.

Susan Brubaker Knapp

Susan Brubaker Knapp

Quilting Arts host Susan Brubaker Knapp inspires viewers to wake up their inner artist. Susan has produced DVDs, authored two books and taught her techniques to quilters around the world.

Susan Scheewe

Susan Scheewe

Scheewe Art Workshop host Susan Scheewe's genuinely warm and welcoming style, combined with her easy-to-master techniques, continue to nurtue an ever-growing audience of viewers and painters.

Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne has been conveying her passion for design, style and nature with her television viewers, readers, clients and partners for over 20 years.

Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell

Knitting Daily host Vickie Howell is a knit, crochet, and craft evangelist with a penchant for pop culture, creative parenting, and social media marketing.