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!

Anthony Salvo, View From Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, oil, 12 x 24.

Emerging Artists | Anthony Salvo

Salvo chooses to paint it all, from an autumn view along Laguna Canyon Road to a rusty 1953 Dodge pickup to perfected renditions of his mom’s apple pie. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jeffrey Beauchamp, Frida Be You and Me, oil, 60 x 48.

Emerging Artists | Jeffrey Beauchamp

In Beauchamp’s studio landscape paintings, classic representational scenes are often entangled in painterly, abstracted patterns. Realistically rendered figures might be surrounded by a conceptual background of lively, colorful brushwork.

Jaclyn Alderete, Winter’s Light, oil, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Jaclyn Alderete

Drawing on similarities between humanity and the natural world, Jaclyn Alderete creates poignant, ethereal figure paintings full of grace and optimism. What you won’t find in her works are depictions of adversity and despair.

Ezra Tucker, Bandits, acrylic, 40 x 30.

Ezra Tucker | Call of the Wild

Created in what he describes as a “contemporary realist” style, Tucker's works dynamically engage viewers by combining absolutely accurate renderings of his subjects with subtle impressionistic effects.