Through years of diligent work and dedication, Dowdle Folk Art has grown from a small art print and puzzle company to a growing, multi-faceted brand. Eric Dowdle’s unique art and dynamic personality have delighted millions. He has found numerous opportunities to share both with an enthusiastic worldwide audience. As he’s traveled the world to research for his highly collectible paintings, Eric has been exposed to countless people and cultures. He shares these experiences on the weekly Sirius XM 143 radio program, “Traveling with Eric Dowdle,” one of the station’s most popular shows since its inception in 2012. The success of the radio program has catapulted the Dowdle brand into the limelight. Eric and his team are currently in production of a television series following his travels and artwork. “Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle” is scheduled to premier on public television in 2015.
Dowdle credits his high school art teacher for turning him into an artist. Dowdle first became fascinated with folk art when his family lived for a few years in Boston, Massachusetts, after his graduation from high school. He left college after one year, anxious to “go make something happen.” He started painting in his early twenties. He researches globally, and his work is distributed throughout the world through his company, Dowdle Folk Art. His artwork is often described as fun, lively, and happy.In 2010, Dowdle sold his first millionth puzzle. One year later he sold his second millionth puzzle. The company continues to sell millions of products each year. In 2013, Dowdle Folk Art created an app called Dowdle Puzzle App, which allows you to put together virtual Dowdle puzzles.