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 200 paintings. Today, his work is distributed throughout the world. His painting research travel has taken him everywhere, from Kenya and China to the South Pacific and Europe. Despite all of this, Eric’s heart is in Utah. His favorite location is Utah home, where his wife and five children busily run a mini-farm of 100 chickens, 7 peacocks, a bunny and two barn cats. He has a vast collection of Utah paintings that were published into a book in 2006.
Today, most of Eric’s art pieces have been manufactured into Dowdle Puzzles. In 2010, Eric sold his first millionth puzzle. He celebrated by throwing a large party for the community featuring classic American foods, puzzle contests, and giveaways. One year later, he sold his second millionth puzzle. The community came together to celebrate with him once again. Eric’s Dowdle Puzzles have been a runaway hit. They’re now distributed throughout the United States and the world.