Feature Articles

If you’ve been searching for art articles on the best talent in the West, look no further. Here you’ll find articles about art and artists as well as collections of themed works. You’ll find our art magazine articles reprinted here in full and with bonus artwork images we couldn’t fit in our printed pages. Check back often to find the most current art articles highlighting upcoming art events you don’t want to miss and explore new artists and techniques as each month we gather a collection of works from different artists all on a single theme.

Magnificent Obsession | Jay and Mary Linda Strotkamp

Jay and Mary Linda Strotkamp Laguna Beach, CA   What kind of artwork do you collect? The majority of our collection is contemporary representational paintings with a focus on American plein-air artists. We also collect bronze sculptures. How would you describe your approach to collecting? A shared passion for a work of art is...

Magnificent Obsession | Duffy and Tina Oyster

Duffy and Tina Oyster Dallas, TX   What kind of artwork do you collect? We collect primarily deceased artists: western art and the Taos Founders. Our favorites are Joseph Sharp, E. Irving Couse, E. Martin Hennings, William Robinson Leigh, Frederic Remington, and Charles M. Russell. We also collect living artists, early American artists, and...

Magnificent Obsession | Carol Schmitz

Carol Schmitz Santa Barbara, CA   What kind of artwork do you collect? I began my collection by purchasing landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes. I probably would have continued in this vein if I had not become aware of the allure of figurative art. I started attending art exhibitions focused on figurative art. In...

Magnificent Obsession | Leland and LaRita Boren

Leland and LaRita Boren Upland, IN   What kind of artwork do you collect? Western fine art. How would you describe your approach to collecting? We’ve never used a methodical plan or idea when purchasing art, such as picking a particular artist or considering the price of the painting or sculpture. Buying western fine...

Magnificent Obsession | Jack and Martha Wolff

Jack and Martha Wolff Scottsdale, AZ   What kind of artwork do you collect? Representational paintings with an emphasis on landscapes, still life, florals, and animals, as well as a large number of bronze sculptures. How would you describe your approach to collecting? We just buy what we like, and we both like the...

Magnificent Obsession | Orrin an Karen Gabsch

Orrin and Karen Gabsch La Jolla, CA   What kind of artwork do you collect? Our artwork is rather eclectic. We are fond of many genres of western and Indian art. Our paintings range from cowboys and Indians to landscapes, wildlifes, and still lifes. We also collect bronzes, Native American pottery, and kachinas. How...