Donna Howell-Sickles

Donna Howell Sickles

"My fascination with the cowgirl image began in my last year of college. I received an old postcard from a friend in a typical art student trade. He brought over a large box of stuff including some of his own pottery.  Near the bottom of the box were several old postcards, one of a cowgirl c. 1935 seated on a horse captioned "Greetings from a Real Cowgirl from the Ole Southwest".  The image spoke to me and I had no idea why.  Although I had grown up on a farming ranching operation in Texas we never really thought of ourselves as Western.  I surrendered to the attraction and as I used the Cowgirl in my art and I slowly filled in the blanks about my fascination with the imagery."
~Donna Howell-Sickles

The unique images Donna Howell-Sickles creates of the cowgirl are both real and mythical.  She captures the cowgirl spirit beneath the familiar exterior.  Often her colorful images are smiling, exuberant, and fun, with her hat and animals.

She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2007.  Her work has been featured in many fine publications.  Exhibitions and Shows include the Brinton Museum, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, Mountain Oyster Club, and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

She and her husband, John, founded the Davis and Blevins Gallery in St. Jo, Texas in 2000.

Galleries Include:  Davis and Blevins and Mainstreet Galleries, Big Horn, McLarry, and Mountain Trails

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