|Birth place or City of origin:||Gainesville|
|State of origin:||TX|
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Born in Gainsville, Texas and raised on a 900-acre farm, Donna Howell-Sickles creates cowgirl paintings that are big, bold, colorful expressions filled with mystery, romance and allure. Just as the cowgirls of the early Wild West show were idolized and glamorized, Sickle’s contemporary cowgirl paintings are intended to evoke a mythical quality of their own.
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.