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Winnie The Pooh-A Heroes Parade

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Framed Canvas Giclee Print

by Eric Dowdle

'Size:  18 x 22.5

Includes Certificate of Authenticity


Image Notes

A Heroes Parade in the Hundred Acre Wood! A celebration of friends:  Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, are shouldered and cheered by Owl, Rabbit,  Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin, and Tigger too. Aren’t friends  the true heroes, those who sacrifice to make others’ lives better? They  don’t count the cost. They just do without thought and often even avoid  the recognition.

Pooh saved Piglet, Piglet saves Owl, and the  good acts keep going. We see the group assisting each other along the  way – each rooting the others on. It is a wonderful world of examples of  friendship we see in the youthful world of Christopher Robin. “Hip hip,  hurray for the Piglet and the Pooh!”

My high school Art teacher,  Rudy Gunter, is my hero. With his skills he could have sculpted for the  wealthy. He could have done anything in the sculpture world. Instead he  chose to sculpt young artists, changing the lives of thousands. He  mentored and helped me in ways transcending just a teacher. Rudy was in  my thoughts as I painted this scene.

This image of the Heroes  Parade gives us a chance to review the heroes in our lives; our friends,  those that make a difference and may not even know it. Friends do what  they do because they want to, not out of obligation. They do because  they are friends. We should hold Heroes Parades for all the special  friends in our lives and let them know. 

About The Artist

 Eric Dowdle has a background of hard work and dedication to God, family  and country. He was born and raised in the heart of the western United  States to parents of 12 children, 2 girls and 10 boys. Many of the  stories of his youth are reflected in his artwork – a chicken stuffed in  a mailbox, a young boy surprising his mom with flowers from the  neighbor’s yard, children bravely walking a fence line or Boy Scouts  playing pranks on each other.

The Dowdle family moved to Boston  where Eric developed a fascination with folk art. This style of art  brought together the values that were instilled in him throughout his  life with his love of people, sense of humor and the ability to tell the  stories of people through the detail of the artwork.

Eric, and  his wife Deb, now live on a charming farm with their own family and a  smattering of farm animals by the Wasatch Mountains in Lindon, Utah.  After visiting beloved locations throughout the world Eric easily  proclaims that home is “my favorite place on earth.”

Eric has  been creating art for over twenty years. He started painting in his  early twenties; parting ways with college after one year, to “go make  something happen.” Making things happen is how Eric does things;  painting, exploring, marketing, and working day and night to expand the  business and his collection of over 300 paintings. Today, his original  paintings have been converted into premium gifts and keepsakes, such as  fine-art prints, and more.

Eric captivates people of all ages  with his fun, quirky personality. His wit and charm make him a natural  for television, radio and social media spotlights. He can be found  starring in his second season of “Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle” on  the BYUtv network, distributed worldwide. Sirius XM Radio has aired  hundreds of programs, “Traveling with Eric Dowdle.”