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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.

"I Have at Least Nineteen Opinions"

"I Have at Least Nineteen Opinions"

54" x 54" Acrylic on Canvas $32,000

"Afternoon Shade"

"Afternoon Shade"

12" x 12" Acrylic On Board $3,400

"A Red Barn Morning"

"A Red Barn Morning"

44" x 30" Mixed Media on Paper $10,200

"This Little Chick of Mine"

"This Little Chick of Mine"

30" x 22" Mixed Media on Paper, framed Please call for pricing

44" x 30" Mixed Media on Paper, Framed $9,700

12" x 48" Acrylic on Canvas, float framed $9,500

"Walking Her Dogs"

"Walking Her Dogs"

15x11 Mixed Media on Paper $3,200

"In the Spotlight"

"In the Spotlight"

60"x60" Acrylic on Canvas $21,000

"Horse Study"

"Horse Study"

24x12 Acrylic on Canvas $3,900

"On The Road Again"

"On The Road Again"

19.5x40 Mixed Media on Paper $6,300

"Cowboy Study"

"Cowboy Study"

15x11 Charcoal $3,200

"BaaBaa Black Sheep"

"BaaBaa Black Sheep"

22x30 Mixed Media on Paper $5,500

"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"

20.75x11.5 Monotype $3,400

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