Doddman Gallery / About


Brian Dodd is an autistic adult who has always loved drawing creatures of his imagination. Brian was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, autism, in October 1992. He attended pre-school at the Westview School and was ultimately mainstreamed into HISD. Brian graduated Lamar High School in 2008. Encouraged by his friends, Jay and Sherry Chatfield, who owned the Copper Cactus in Ingram, Texas, Brian began to put the ideas from years of his drawings of the creatures of his imagination on canvas in 2009. His works are primarily acrylic on canvas where he shares his sense of humor in the names he gives to his creations. His first painting sold to an admirer in June 2009.  He has sold several paintings since his first sale. On February 18 2010, went live. The “gallery” is named Doddman, after a nickname given to him by his art teacher, Ms. Bass, and others at Pin Oak Middle School in Houston. Brian has an online gallery with other artists at VSA Arts of Texas.

See the article about Brian and his work! (click the image to see the full article)

More Press for Doddman:

Article from Village News Southwest News

Voyage Houston Magazine Featuring Brian.  Click here to read the article.

PLEASE NOTE:  Kitty Ra is currently available at the VSA in Austin.


Abilities Expo at the NRG Center – August 4-6


Abilities Expo at the NRG Center – August August 6-8


Abilities Expo at the NRG Center – August 2 – 4


East Austin Studio Tour – November 10-11 and November 17-18

(Friday and Saturday’s; 11 AM – 6 PM)

Abilities Expo – August 3-5

(Friday and Saturday; 11 AM – 5 PM and Sunday; 11 AM – 4 PM)


VSA Texas – Austin, TX – Featuring “Accordion Legs Willie”

November 14 – December 23 – Monday-Friday

3710 Cedar Street Room 128


VSA Texas – Austin, TX – Featuring “Red Eyed Hippie”

November 13 – December 23 – Monday-Friday (10 AM – 4 PM)

3707 Home Street; Room 101

Abilities Expo – NRG Center; Houston, TX

August 5-7     11 AM – 5 PM  for August 5 and 6.  11 AM – 4 PM for August 7.

Admission is free; however, parking is not.


VSA Texas – Austin, TX

November 16-December 23 – Monday-Friday (9:30-5:00)

3710 Cedar Street Room 101

To learn more, you can also visit the Facebook link by clicking here.

Abilities Expo – NRG Center; Houston, TX

July 31 to August 2

Admission is free; however, parking is not.


Omnifarius  – 2803 White Oak Drive; Houston, TX

Opening March 20, 2014 to May 1, 2014 @ Salon at Public House Heights

Abilities Expo Reliant Center Houston, TX (Hall E)

July 25 to July 27, 2014

Folk Fest, North Atlanta Trade Center, Atlanta GA

August 15 to August 17, 2014


Abilities Expo Reliant Center, Houston, TX August

Holiday Art and Gift Show, VSA 3710 Cedar #101 Austin TX

November 18 to December 24

Viewpoint Gallery, Schnectady NY October to December

Recent Exhibitions and Places to See Brian’s Art:

First Saturday Artist’s Market
548 19th Street, Houston, Texas
October 6, 2012
9th Annual International Exhibition of Artists with Disabilities
Viewpoint Gallery, Schenectady, NY
Dates: 10/1/2012 to 10/26/2012

I’ll Be Your Mirror, Pump Project Art Complex, Austin, Texas
Dates: 8/6/2011 to 8/20/2011
Opening Reception: 8/6/2011 7-10 pm
Closing Reception: 8/20/2011 7-10 pm
8th International Exhibition for Artists with Disabilities, Viewpoint Gallery, Schenectady, NY
Dates: 9/16/2011 to 10/14/2011
Copper Cactus, Ingram, Texas
Dates: On Continuing Basis

On Second Look, Access Gallery, VSA Arts of Texas, Austin
Art & Ability Exhibition, The Arc of Dallas, The Rotunda at Chase Tower, Dallas
Martin Lawrence Gallery, Dallas

Other places to see Brian’s artwork:
VSA Texas Online Gallery
Houston Abilities Expo<

Links to similar organizations supporting Autism and the Arts:
VSA Arts of Texas
Arts ‘n Autism
Art Now for Autism
Autism Rocks

Other well known Autistic Artists:
Stephen Wiltshire
Richard Wawro
Roy Wenzel
Jonathan Lerman
Gilles Trehin
Donna Williams

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