Left by Columbus on his second expedition, St. Thomas today is a sought after cruise and vacation destination, not only for its duty-free, world class shopping but some of the best beaches in the world. A rich history as a pirate refuge certainly doesn't hurt its flavor or appeal either. Join Eric and Painting the Town as we enjoy this Caribbean paradise and its wonderful people.
In the fun, fast-paced series PAINTING THE TOWN, best-selling artist Eric Dowdle travels to destinations all across North America - from Plymouth, Massachusetts, San Antonio, Texas and Park City, Utah to Portland, Oregon, Cancun, Mexico, and Vancouver, Canada - in search of the true essence of each place. Dowdle meets the locals, explores their food and culture, tours the attractions and, through some clever "detective work," uncovers unusual pieces of history and quirky unknown facts. His research culminates in one of his signature folk-art paintings reflecting all of his experiences and the individuals he met along the way. Dowdle has created more than 300 paintings and each year sells millions of copies of his folk-art prints and puzzles. He honed his craft in his early 20s while traveling, exploring and painting around the United States and later, Europe, Africa, China and the South Pacific.