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.

The American Landscape | Dinah K. Worman

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Dinah Worman’s landscape paintings are instantly recognizable for their clarity and depth. Worman says, “I work to press beyond method and into a flow of creative instinct, using pastel, oil, acrylic or printmaking to express myself with unusual compositions and expanding vision.” What inspired this...

The American Landscape | Aaron Schuerr

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Aaron Schuerr has the good fortune of painting almost every day, in the studio or in the field, trying to understand and distill the amazing variety of beautiful landscapes in his corner of Montana. “I’m a fan of painting familiar places again and again, so...

The American Landscape | Arturo Chávez

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Born near Taos, New Mexico, Arturo Chávez is a 13th-generation native New Mexican. Raised amid the spectacular vistas of northern New Mexico, Chávez is dedicated to preserving the Western landscape by painting it. What inspired this painting? In MOUNT WILSON WINTER, I tried to convey...

The American Landscape: David Rothermel

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. David Rothermel grew up near the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania and received much of his art education at the historic Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Rothermel moved to New Mexico in 1981. “For the last twenty-five years as an artist I have been painting...

The American Landscape | Tom Perkinson

Tom Perkinson lives and works in New Mexico because he has become enchanted by the “Land of Enchantment.” Perkinson says, “I consider myself a regional painter. As I travel around the state, I somehow retain interesting images and scenes in my mind. When I start a new painting, these images and...

The American Landscape | Guido Frick

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Born in 1947 in Germany, Guido Frick spends half of the year painting in Europe and the other half painting in the United States. He received his art education as a student of Czechoslovakian impressionist Karel Hodr, but he considers the influence of Russian-born painter...

The American Landscape | Douglas Wiltraut

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Douglas Wiltraut is a painter from Pennsylvania who works primarily in egg tempera and watercolor. The president of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic for over twenty years, he is also a member of the American Watercolor Society and the Philadelphia Watercolor...

The American Landscape | Teruko T. Wilde

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Born in Nagoya, Japan, Teruko T. Wilde moved to the United States as a teenager. She first established herself as a pastel and watercolor artist before moving to Taos, New Mexico, in 1986. Inspired by the magnificence of the landscape, she began her “Southwest Series”...

The American Landscape | Don Rantz

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Don Rantz lives and works in Prescott, Arizona, a small town with abundant natural beauty. In 2006, Rantz won the Ruth Richeson Award for Excellence in the Pastel 100 competition, sponsored by The Pastel Journal, for his piece DESERT VISTA. And in 2009, his painting...