I was born on February 12, 1948, in the small copper mining town Anaconda, Montana. While growing up, I spent most of my spare time hiking in the mountains situated a few blocks from home. It was there that I developed a strong kindred spirit with animals. After high school, I traveled extensively throughout the 1960's, hitchhiking across America and camping in national forests, caves, and wilderness areas. I also spent time in the little village of Puerto Marquez, Mexico, with an Indian friend, living in a converted horse stable. There, I painted hundreds of my animal spirit paintings using local house paint on Mexican newspapers. I paint energy patterns of animals with pure raw colors, surrounding and filling their forms. I've been painting animal spirit and goddess images for over thirty years. I do my colors from the sun, moon, fire, earth, trees, and water. They are painted on cardboard with tempera and house paint. My backyard sand creatures are done with brown paper bags, sand, and various glues. Living by the ocean, I find inspiration.
Brian Dowdall has recently relocated to Baltimore/project: Art Park Manor in partnership with the city, recreation and parks, with the blessings of Rebecca (founder/director) AVAM.
Brian Dowdall of the Space Coast, Florida was accepted into the prestigious
Brian Dowdall has represented Florida in many of the most established art/outsider visionary festivals and shows throughout the East.
Dowdall's work has been collected & exhibited, internationally. Brian has a following far & wide from celebrities to locals.
Brian Dowdall, Robert F. Seven & Alison Spiesman completed an "outsider visionary" quest room 11-B at Ye Ol'Carlton Arms Hotel, NYC.
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