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    DONNA HOWELL-SICKLES (American, b. 1949)
    Cowgirl with Dogs
    Mixed media
    59 x 39 inches (149.9 x 99.1 cm)

    Writing about the art of Donna Howell-Sickles in Wildlife Art Magazine, Judy Archibald had this to say about the artist, "the cowgirls in Donna Howell Sickles paintings dance through life in joyous abandonment, exploding off the canvas in spontaneous action and vibrant colors. These Red Horse Riders flirt with cowboys, tame bulls, and run with horses. They are self-confident, saucy women who live life to the fullest." That sort of response is not an uncommon reaction to Howell-Sickles depictions of western women. Cowgirls have been at the center of her work since her student days at Texas Tech University. While there she ran across a vintage hand colored photograph from the 1930's of rodeo cowgirls. She soon began incorporating cowgirls into her art and they now form the center of her work. She skillfully melds the cowgirl theme with allusions to Greek and Roman mythology to produce colorful and vibrant images that have an infectious energy.


    More information about DONNA HOWELL-SICKLES, also known as Howell-Sickles, Donna, Donna Howell-Sickles.



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