Mikel Donahue

Mikel Donahue

Mikel Donahue, born and raised in Tulsa, OK, is best known for his impeccable depictions of cowboy life.  His colored pencil drawings and paintings portray ranchers and their livestock during the day-to-day ritual of sun-up to sun-down work on the ranch. What may seem as mundane chores are captured and translated through his artistic style into moments of meaning and reflection.  He was taught about life on the ranch by his maternal grandfather who raised cattle in northcentral Oklahoma, and who exposed him to western art at an early age.

Mikel won Silver Medals in the CAA Cowboy Crossings shows in 2017 and 2018.  In 2013, Mikel was awarded the prestigious John Steven Jones Purchase Award as well as First Place Drawing and New Entrant Awards at the Bosque Art Classic.  In 2011, he won the Academy of Western Artists’ Will Rogers Award for Artist of the Year.  In 2010, he was awarded the Premier Platinum Award and the William E. Weiss Purchase Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale.  He has works in many private collections and participates in several shows throughout the year.  Mikel graduated from the University of Tulsa and had a 33-year career in the advertising/graphic design business prior to turning to western art.  He became a member of the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) in 2016. 

Mikel is represented by Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole, WY, Alterman Galleries in AZ, NM, and TX, and Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, AZ.  He lives in Broken Arrow, OK.

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