Mikel Donahue

Mikel Donahue

Artist Mikel Donahue of Broken Arrow, OK is best known for his impeccable depictions of cowboy life. His colored pencil drawings and paintings portray ranchers and their livestock during the daily rituals of life on the ranch.

Donahue was taught about life on the ranch by his paternal grandfather who raised cattle in northcentral Oklahoma. It was Donahue's maternal grandfather who exposed him to Western art at an early age with memorable trips to Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum and what was then the National Cowboy Hall of Fame (now National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) in Oklahoma City. Fascinated both by life on the ranch and the iconic art by the likes of Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington, Donahue has become a perfect amalgam of his influences.

In 2013, Donahue was awarded the prestigious John Steven Purchase Award as well as First Place Drawing and New Entrant Awards for Shipping Day at the Bosque Art Classic.  Donahue is the 2011 recipient of the Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Award for Artist of the Year and was awarded the Premier Platinum Award and the William E. Weiss Purchase Award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in 2010.

He has been featured in Art of the West, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Western Horseman, American Cowboy, America's Horse, and The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal magazines. Donahue is currently represented by Trailside Galleries, Altermann Galleries, and Settlers West Galleries.

Visit www.mikeldonahue.com to view Mikel’s art and show schedule.