Taking inspiration from the gently rolling rural landscape around Burton, Brenham and Round Top, artist John Lowery’s original paintings evoke the serene majesty, quiet dignity and occasional whimsy that distinguishes the remarkable scenery and many of its four-legged inhabitants.

One of his most popular works, the Humble Donkey painting is not only the studio’s namesake; it conveys John’s belief that the right attitude can go a long way. Seemingly shy compared to some of the grand longhorns John has painted, the donkey stands as a silent sentry, quietly confident in his ability to protect his territory. Likewise, John opened the studio with the simple, honest intention of putting himself and his artwork out there — humbly — in hopes that others like what they see.

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Whenever you’re in Round Top, be sure to stop by and visit Humble Donkey. We always keep a cold Lone Star LightTM on hand for our guests!

195 Henkel Circle
Round Top, Texas 78954

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

[Closed Mondays and Tuesdays]

*Hours subject to change based on seasonal events like Round Top Antique Week.

It’s a Humble Donkey tradition and a spectacle seen – and heard – frequently just outside the studio in Henkel Square. Every time somebody buys a piece of art at Humble Donkey, the occasion is celebrated by the enthusiastic ringing of a cowbell (often by the artist himself) accompanied by shouts of “A Donkey Got Its Wings!” The brief, quirky ceremony serves to both thank the patron and give a fitting send off to one of John’s creations who will be traveling to its new home.

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