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!

Don Demers, Moonwake, oil, 26 x 32.

Don Demers | Time Travel by the Sea

Demers continues to portray historic sailing vessels, drawing on years of experience and research—ships’ plans, historical records, maritime novels, nautical charts, photos of harbors—to assemble imagined narratives of actual historic ships.
Mark Daly, Empire Flags in Snow, oil, 24 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Mark Daly

Where Daly is these days, as a fine artist, is worth noting. He has scooped up multiple national awards for his impressionistic portrayals of landscapes, city streets, and coastal life.
Julie Bell, Hues of Sunrise, oil, 16 x 12.

Julie Bell | In Nature’s Flow

And unlike her hyperrealistic fantasy works, the compositions in her oil paintings of animals—impeccably observed and rendered though they are—possess natural, almost organic rhythms and patterns that “make it feel like real life.”
Wayne McKenzie, Violet, oil, 20 x 16.

Emerging Artists | Wayne McKenzie

Today, Knight’s loose, vibrant style remains one of McKenzie’s greatest influences. As he works, the artist saves self-critique and fine-tuning for the end of his process, painting swiftly with both brushes and palette knives.
Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Making My Way Downtown, oil, 40 x 30.

Emerging Artists | Lisa Mozzini-McDill

Paris rooftops at sunset, glistening rain puddles pooling in an alley’s fractured pavement, reverent onlookers gazing upon a Michelangelo sculpture—these and countless other scenes have captured the eye, and heart, of Lisa Mozzini-McDill.