This 22″ x 22″ framed limited edition print is a beautiful Western print by a well-known artist, Donna Howells Sickle. It is titled Soul Searching and is perfect for the western-themed home.
Artist: Donna Howell Sickles
Title: Soul Searching
Limited Edition: 21 of 75
Year Produced: 2007
Medium: Giclee print on paper
Measurements: Image 22″ tall x 22″ wide / Frame 24.75″ tall x 24.75″ wide
Certificate of Authenticity: Included
About the Artist
They have energy, wit, wisdom, and self-awareness. And they have charm, style, independence, and a love of animals that goes beyond the mythic. They are the cowgirls of Donna Howell-Sickles. It all started with a postcard. Howell-Sickles came upon a 40’s-era, hand-tinted postcard of a woman dressed in wild west gear astride a big sorrel horse above the inscription, “Greetings from a real cowgirl from the old’ Southwest.” “This was a wonderful image in that the colors were printed over the black and white processing,” Howell-Sickles says. “And her bright red lips were printed just slightly off-center. That quality of the real and unreal fascinated me.”
That postcard started the Texas Tech University graduate on a search for her own American cowgirls, ones who were strong and joyous. The search led to rodeos and Wild West shows, dating as far back as the ’20s and reaching up until today. “I kind of got acquainted by name with all of these old rodeo women,” she says. “Wonderfully, wildly atypical for their time.” And from their inspiration and her own love of life and art, Howell- Sickles created a new cowgirl for the ’90s and beyond. Now her images are eagerly sought by collectors, galleries, and museums and adorn the walls of many a person who admires bold colors, decorative design, and symbolic strength. Howell-Sickles has had more than a dozen one-woman shows and was named the featured artist at the American Woman Artist show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Her book Cowgirl Rising was published in 1997.
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