Donna Howell-Sickles is active/lives in Texas. Donna HowellSickles is known for action cowgirl figure paintings, sculpture.
Donna Howell-Sickles' subject of empowered cowgirl figures dates back to 1972 when she stumbled
across a 1950s hand-tinted postcard. It featured a waving cowgirl and
under it was the inscription: "Greetings for a Real Cowgirl of the
Southwest." The notion of a woman sitting atop her horse in period
costume appealed to the artist. "But back then I didn't think they were
real cowgirls," say Howell-Sickles. "At least none who might look like
the one on my postcard. The real/unreal aspect is what I liked. When
I started I never gave the women faces. They had mouth, bright red
mouths that were a touch off to the side. It was if you had caught a
glimpse of something frozen in time. My intent was to create a
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