Mikel Donahue

Mikel Donahue

Artist Mikel Donahue of Broken Arrow 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. As described in Southwest Art Magazine, "A pensive, almost dream-like sheen emanates from most of Donahue's canvases, a result of both his informed approach toward his subject matter and his technical proficiency."

On October 13, 2016, Mikel was voted in as a new member of the Cowboy Artists of America, an honor many aspire to and few reach in their career. Donahue’s numerous awards include: the prestigious John Steven Jones Purchase Award as well as First Place Drawing and New Entrant Awards for “Shipping Day” at the Bosque Art Classic. The Academy of Western Artists'  "Will Rogers Award" for Artist of the Year, the prestigious "Premier Platinum Award" and the "William E. Weiss Purchase Award" at the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale. He has shown in the Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and he has work in many private collections and museums. His work has been featured on the covers and in articles of: Art of the West, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Western Horseman, American Cowboy, America's Horse, and The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal magazines.

Mikel’s art is represented by Settlers West Galleries and Trailside Galleries.