Why is Chicago, Illinois the third more popular city in the U.S.? It’s home to the great Chicago Hotdog of course! And its iconic deep dish Chicago style pizza! Two of the greatest foods you can enjoy both at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field or a Chicago White Sox game at the U.S. Cellular Field. But that’s just scratching the surface. Explore the art downtown in Millennium Park where the “Chicago Bean” resides or the cities history with the Navy and all the inventions that were created here. Eric highlights Chicago in this great collage painting so well, it almost makes you want to visit and discover this great city right? Enjoy this puzzle with family and friends in discovering the Best of Chicago!
There are so many great beaches to enjoy in Florida: Key West, Miami Beach, South Beach. This collage of Eric’s paintings of Florida will make you want to put on your flip-flops and imagine you’re sunbathing on the sand while you put together this puzzle.
There is a lot of rich history in the State of Massachusetts. Go see the Boston National Historical Park or you can visit Plymouth and see the actual Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrims landed. Enjoy a game of baseball with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park or take a walk through the shops at the Boston Market.
New York, New York, the city that never sleeps, also known as “The Big Apple”. From the famous Times Square to the Statue of Liberty, ice skating at Rockefeller Plaza in the winter, watching a game of baseball with the New York Yankees, taking a walk through Central Park, and even touring the U.S. side of Niagara Falls, there is always something to do in New York.
Northern California is home to many beautiful locations such as Napa Valley, San Francisco, Yosemite, Redwood National Park, Sequoia National Park, and Lake Tahoe. Eric has captured the spirit of many of these locations in his paintings.
Enjoy beautiful Olympus National Park and Mount Rainier then a visit to Leavenworth. Finally, go downtown to Seattle and see a Mariners game or go out to the Farmers Market for fresh food then enjoy a ride on the great wheel. Eric’s paintings of Seattle will make you want to put this puzzle together again and again.
If you love the beach, then Southern California is for you! Eric’s paintings of Santa Monica, La Jolla Cove, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, and San Diego are featured in this collage along with Hollywood and the LA Dodgers.
Tennessee is the place to go for good old country music, and it’s the state where Elvis, himself, called home. You can enjoy locations such as Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in this collage of Eric’s paintings of Tennessee.
“Everything’s bigger in Texas!” That’s the saying you often hear when people talk about the lone star state. In this collage, you can find locations like the Alamo, Austin, Galveston, and San Antonio. If you’re a fan of the college football teams from Texas, you can see the University of Texas and the University of Texas A&M, also known as the “Aggies.”
The essence of folk art is to tell a story about the people, the culture, and their history in a unique way. Eric has been painting folk art for over 20 years, visiting famous cities like Paris, London, Sydney, Venice, and Bermuda. But since the world is much bigger, see what other cities you recognize in the painting that only you might know like, Whistler, Bristol, and Peggy’s Cove. Become a traveler and experience the stories only through Eric’s folk art in the Best of the World.
Utah, the Beehive state, has many beautiful locations, National Parks and historical places. While in Utah, you can visit Arches National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and Lake Powell. Celebrate Utah with this great collage of Eric’s paintings of Utah.
As Idaho's largest city, Boise is both urban and outdoorsy, wild and relaxing, friendly and unforgettable. Known as the "City of Trees" Boise stands out in its desert surroundings because the Boise River flows right through it. Come along with Eric Dowdle as he blends old and new in this painting. Explore the train station, float the river, and enjoy a hot air balloon festival in this unique city.
Boise State Football, one of Eric's original titles in his Collegiate Football Series, features Boise State University's nationally renowned football team, and the trademark blue "smurf turf" football field. Get your copy of Bronco Stadium and celebrate BSU football. And if you are a true fan, get yourself "personalized" in the art!
Discover Boston and discover American history. This beautiful city was founded in 1630 by English Puritans and has been the center for many major American events. Enjoy the New England hustle and bustle from the Common to the harbor.
The Boston National Historical Park is an association of sites that showcase Boston's role in the American Revolution. It was designated a national park on October 1, 1974. The park preserves Boston's involvement in the American Revolution and the establishment of one of the first United States Navy yards.
The quilt motif, featuring famous Boston landmarks in delightful detail, makes this a must-have item not only for art lovers but also for puzzle fans. Revisit scenes and icons from our country's history as you work on this challenging and rewarding work of art or see it as a magnificent print hanging on your wall.
Building a bridge that connected Manhattan to Brooklyn was impossible, unthinkable even, but not for John Roebling. Inspired by his experience when his ferryboat got stuck in the middle of the river because of ice, Roebling saw this as a worthy challenge and began preparations. Brilliant at civil engineering, he had designed and successfully built smaller suspension bridges all around America, helping his cause to convince others about the benefits for building over the East River. After thirteen years of many struggles and drawbacks, The Brooklyn Bridge was finished on May 24, 1883. Today, it stands both as an icon of the New York skyline and a testament of America’s will in tackling the impossible, no matter what the obstacle. The bridge is one of America’s oldest and spans over a mile long and is a hub for many locals and tourists alike. See which of Eric’s classic Easter eggs you can find like Wendy the goose and New York’s giant pizza slices.