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!

Jane Hunt, Frozen Creek, oil, 16 x 20.

Jane Hunt | Artist to Watch

When Colorado landscape painter Jane Hunt was growing up, her family seemed to be in perpetual motion. Between the ages of 8 and 15, Hunt moved back and forth three times between England and the United States thanks to her father’s career as an engineer. Reflecting back on the peripatetic nature of her childhood,...

Gregory Packard, A New Hope, oil, 30 x 36.

Artists of Note | Gregory Packard

For Montrose, CO, artist Gregory Packard, color is to his paintings what the keynote is to a song. “I love expressing with color because it’s almost endless what you can say,” Packard explains. “Certainly value and composition structure that, but color can set the tone from across the room.”

Andrea Mosley, Gilded Cage, oil/gold leaf, 24 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Andrea Mosley

The subjects in her portraits often stare out of the canvas, beckoning viewers to glimpse their souls. For Southern California painter Andrea Mosley, that’s exactly her artistic intent. “Each face has a unique story to tell, and that story is found in the subject’s expression, specifically through their eyes,” Mosley says. “It’s been said...

Yael Maimon, Luka, oil, 16 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Yael Maimon 

Israeli artist Yael Maimon was reluctantly heading down a career path in psychology when she experienced a life-changing moment. One day, acting on a whim, she bought a plane ticket to Rome with a singular mission—to see the Sistine Chapel. When she got home, she knew it was time to put her psychology degree...