Epcot Festival of the Arts Spotlight – Artist Eric Dowdle

Epcot International Festival of the Arts is one of my favorite Epcot Festivals not just because of the fabulous food and fun photo opportunities, but because it features some amazing Disney Art!

If I had to recommend a standout Disney Artist from this Festival it definitely would have to be Eric Dowdle! His bright and colorful folk inspired Disney art is a must for any Disney fan! From Disney Princess artwork like Snow White to classic Disney Tales such as Winnie the Pooh, Eric’s Disney artwork has a little something for everyone.

In this Epcot Festival of the Arts Spotlight we are going to take a look at some of my favorite pieces by Eric and also let you guys know about his exciting signing happening this weekend!

Another feature that I love about Eric Dowdle’s Disney artwork is that it comes in tons of different variations and sizes that can fit any budget. You can get your Disney artwork featured on everything from limited edition paper for only $135 to a limited edition canvas for $595.

To see all of Eric Dowdle Disney Artwork and the different purchase options, click HERE

Peter Pan Learning to Fly

I tried to capture the pure bliss of flying on the faces of Wendy, John and William. They fly over London at night as most people are asleep, unaware of the wondrous events taking place above them. Peter Pan leads this game of Follow the Leader with Tinker Bell close behind. The destination is the second star on the right. It is night; the city sleeps while this dreamlike activity takes place high above them. As they fly with wonder across the night sky, the peril of Captain Hook’s ship is beginning to materialize in the clouds. Here’s a helping of pixie dust to remember that your Never Land exists. May it “happen again” for you.

Cinderella’s Enchanted Evening

Sleeping Beauty – The Power of Love

Fifteen years ago, my wife and I welcomed our eighth and final child. We were filled with that same joy. There was nothing we wouldn’t give him. However, as we learned with all of our children, there’s only so much we can do to protect them. We have always felt that someone other than us, was watching out for them … someone helping them handle life’s challenges.
“Sleeping Beauty” for my family is the reminder, that it takes a wonderful supporting cast to raise a child. Little “fairies” and valiant heroes to help save the day.
Our wonderful boy is growing up. He is awesome! We are so grateful that he has had more than just his parents looking out for him. Great teachers, good friends, and handpicked role models.They lift him up and help him fight the dragons of the world. We believe, that with a little help, he will be alright. “Sleeping Beauty” is that example of HOPE that we all have our “Prince Charming’s” to encourage and help us on life’s journey.

Snow White Dancing with the Dwarfs

This is what the scene of the Dwarfs dancing with Snow White feels like from Walt Disney’s first major motion picture: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. A slow discovery of fun that breaks into a celebration. Trying new things as they get to know the mysterious Princess. That moment bonds the characters together. It’s what I experience in my backyard when we let all of our insecurities and pretensions go and just enjoy good company. Our status and achievements are not qualifications to dance, celebrate and have a great time.

Aladdin – Celebration in Agrabah

And so begins the epic parade through the streets of Agrabah. I love a parade. I also love the magic of love. So, what to do? Well, put them both together in this painting of Disney’s Aladdin (1992).

I remember the first time I saw a parade, the thrill of a rich, moving pageant passing before me. They even threw me CANDY! the golden currency of childhood. When I was young, I had the opportunity to be in a small-town parade. It was amazing! There was energy and excitement. The streets were lined with people waving and cheering, it felt like for me. There were bright colors, cars, band music, loud sirens, clowns, precision motorcycle groups, horses, and on and on. Even without a personal genie, it was magical. Is that what you felt?

Epcot Festival of the Arts Signing

Eric Dowdle will be making an appearance at the Epcot Festival of the Arts Feb 12-16, 2-7pm. Eric will be signing his Disney artwork at his booth inside World Showplace Pavilion, located between Canada and the UK Pavilion. You can also find his Disney Artwork there until the end of the Festival on Feb 22nd.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend than with a stunning piece of Disney Artwork signed by the artist himself?

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