Donna Howell-Sickles 

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Donna Howell-Sickles was born in 1949 in Gainesville, Texas and raised on a 900 acre farm. In 1972, while earning her BFA at Texas Tech in Lubbock, she acquired an old postcard c. 1935 depicting a cowgirl seated on a horse which read, “Greetings from a Real Cowgirl from the Ole Southwest.” Attracted by the charm and confidence of the woman in the image, she began incorporating the cowgirl figure into her work, as well as collecting and researching these old-time cowgirl images. Before long, this icon was the central theme in the contemporary settings of Donna’s pieces. Donna’s works are largely mixed-media. She works on paper and canvas in a mix of charcoal, pastel and acrylic most often leaving her under-drawing visible. In Donna’s pieces, the cowgirl achieves the status of a heroine, and her images have brought her national attention and success. Her work is rich with symbolism and allusions to classical mythology, but the viewer does not need to be familiar with the references in order to appreciate the female affirmations of each piece.

Bison Study

Bison Study

60x40 Charcoal $9,800

Parade Ribbons

Parade Ribbons

22x30 Mixed Media on Paper $5,800

Race You to the Barn

Race You to the Barn

10x14 Mixed Media on Paper $3,200

Horse Study

Horse Study

24x12 Acrylic on Canvas $3,900

Aim High: 353

Aim High: 353

24x12 Acrylic on Canvas $4,200

I Can See For 100 Miles

I Can See For 100 Miles

30x22 Mixed Media on Paper $6,200

Talking A Blue Streak

Talking A Blue Streak

30x44 Mixed Media on Paper $9,800

SOLD-The Sleeping Cowgirl

SOLD-The Sleeping Cowgirl

-SOLD- 54x68 Acrylic/Mixed Media/Canvas $24,000

That's The Way It Goes,

That's The Way It Goes,

12x12 Acrylic on Canvas $3,300

On The Road Again

On The Road Again

19.5x40 Mixed Media on Paper $6,300

Close Quarters

Close Quarters

20x20 Acrylic on Canvas $4,800

I'll Fly Away

I'll Fly Away

15x11 Mixed Media on Paper $3,200

It's An Adventure

It's An Adventure

44x30 Mixed Media on Paper $9,800

Cowboy Study

Cowboy Study

15x11 Charcoal $3,200

Something To Laugh About

Something To Laugh About

44x30 Mixed Media on Paper $9,800

Well, His Horses Like Him

Well, His Horses Like Him

30x30 Mixed Media on Paper $6,800

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

44x30 Mixed Media on Paper $8,200

Well Aware of the Danger III

Well Aware of the Danger III

44x30 Mixed Media on Paper $9,800

BaaBaa Black Sheep

BaaBaa Black Sheep

22x30 Mixed Media on Paper $5,500

The Gathering Place,

The Gathering Place,

36x36, Acrylic on Canvas $14,500

Evidence of a Distant Past,

Evidence of a Distant Past,

12x12 Acrylic on Canvas $3,300

Dancing with Elvis

Dancing with Elvis

36x36 Acrylic on Canvas $13,500

Dancing in the Shadows

Dancing in the Shadows

36x36 Acrylic on Canvas $13,500

The Raven & the Hound

The Raven & the Hound

44x30 Mixed Media/Paper $7,800

The Acknowledgement

The Acknowledgement

22x12 Monotype $3,400

Dancing Requires No Reason

Dancing Requires No Reason

20.5x12 Monotype $3,400

Inside

Inside

20.75x11.5 Monotype $3,400

You Can Tell, She's a Cowgirl by her

You Can Tell, She's a Cowgirl by her

Smile 30x17 Monotype $3,400

It Comes with the Territory

It Comes with the Territory

40x50 Mixed Media $7000

Waiting for Starlight

Waiting for Starlight

2842 22"x30" $5,500

Ride With Me

Ride With Me

40"x48" Acrylic on Canvas $18,000

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

60"x60" Acrylic on Canvas $21,000

Bulls Eye,  A Thin Disguise

Bulls Eye, A Thin Disguise

36"x36" Acrylic on Canvas $12,900

Stargazer

Stargazer

Mixed Media on Paper 44x30 $8,200.00

Prairie Rose

Prairie Rose

Acrylic on Canvas 59x35 $18,000.00