Pinocchio by Dowdle


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Pinocchio by Eric Dowdle

Published in 16″ x 20″ and 24″ x 30″. August 2020.
Canvas Edition Sizes in both Sizes: AP-10; JE-20; GP-30; SN-95.
Paper Edition Sizes in both Sizes: AP-10; GP-30; SN-95.

This is an unframed Limited Edition stretched, canvas lithograph that has been hand embellished, or an unframed archival paper lithograph. After adding your canvas selection to your cart, CHOOSE YOUR FRAME HERE.

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Artist Notes

“Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish and someday you will be a real boy.” That is the promise of the Blue Fairy to the puppet Pinocchio. This is a story of our human condition and striving to become but even more so about redemption. The message is that there is always a way back for someone with a good conscious and a strong heart if they hold on to unconditional love.

I first saw it when I was seven years old. There was something special to me about the movie even after only one viewing. I identified with the puppet turned little boy but was too young to know why. I just knew I loved him. My parents bought me a Pinocchio bank doll and it was my prize possession through my childhood. I kept it through high school.

Starting this project, 44 years later, I sat down and watched it again. It had an unbelievable impact on me. I cried openly. I knew right away what I wanted to capture in my painting. We all start out innocent. We want to please, do some good, be recognized, and be happy. We set off on our journey trying to figure it all out. Then we make mistakes and get roughed up by life’s harsh realities. This seems to slowly chip away at our youthful optimism. We feel unloved, without worth, and irredeemable. Then we find that source of unconditional love which pulls us back from the edge, for which we would sacrifice all. That love is the ultimate reality. Often times, we need a great awakening to bring us back to the way we saw the world when we were young. That is the moment of pure joy I wanted to capture in this painting. Pinocchio has returned home to his father. They dance in celebration that he has become a real boy – their dream come true. Jiminy  Cricket has also reached his goal of becoming an Official 18 Ct. Gold Conscious, bestowed the by Blue Fairy’s starlight. Figaro, Cleo and the clocks are even caught up in the joyful event. This is considered by many to be Walt Disney’s best animated classic. Its magical mantra echoes, “When you wish upon a star your dreams come true.”

If you ever get the chance to meet my wife you’ll find the rare combination of inner and outer beauty. We love this scene in the story because the falling in love process is something we have enjoyed looking back on over the years. We like to reminisce as much as the next couple and I believe that’s what Disney would like all of us to experience over and over again

– Eric Dowdle

Erid Dowdle Biography

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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, puzzles, calendars, adult coloring books, personalized wooden puzzles, 3D Stratascapes, and more.

Dowdle products have captured the attention of small and large big-box retailers, selling more than one million puzzles each year, giving Dowdle a large and growing retail presence.


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 BYU TV network, distributed worldwide. Sirius XM Radio has aired hundreds of programs, “Traveling with Eric Dowdle.”

1984 – Eric earned his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout rank at the age of 14
1995 – Eric opens the doors to Dowdle Folk Art as a place to sell his art.
1997 – Honorary Artist for the Utah Sesquicentennial Celebration. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased the Sesquicentennial Pioneer Patterns, which is displayed today in their Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1998 – Eric received the Mayor’s Choice Award at the St. George Arts Festival in St. George, Utah.

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16×20, 24×30



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