Articles & Interviews

Here you’ll find art articles and art interviews on some of your favorite painters and sculptors of the West as well as upcoming artists. The editors of Southwest Art bring you in-depth art interviews and profiles, as well as behind-the-scenes tours of beautiful art studios and stories about current art events. Search for artists we’ve covered in the past, or discover new and emerging artists by checking back often to see the art articles we’ve added most recently!

Kim VanDerHoek, Lakeville Road Blues, oil, 8 x 10.

Emerging Artists | Kim VanDerHoek

Californian Kim VanDerHoek recalls that one of her college professors once asked the class to write an essay answering the question, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” VanDerHoek says a vision came to mind immediately: “I saw myself sitting in front of an easel, painting,” she says. “I’ve held onto that image...

Time Lapse, oil, 21 x 28.

Emerging Artists | Beth Sistrunk 

In paintings by Beth Sistrunk, there is often more to see than first meets the eye. Take TIME LAPSE, which won the creative achievement award at the International Guild of Realism’s recent annual juried exhibition. When printed on the page, the painting appears to depict three figures, each less distinct than its neighbor as...

Aspen View, oil, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Cristen Miller

For decades the streets of San Francisco have inspired many an artist, and today Cristen Miller is one of them. Miller, a professor of art at the Academy of Art University, says that everywhere she looks in the City by the Bay, she discovers intriguing compositions and subject matter.