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 | 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...

The American Landscape | Dennis Liberty

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Dennis Liberty’s love and respect for the colorful Sandia Mountains near his home just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, comes through in the extensive series of paintings he’s presently creating. “I plan 101 paintings of these mountains with which I’ve lived for over 40 years,”...

Coors Western Art Show | Leon Loughridge

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Although Leon Loughridge enjoys working in pastel and watercolor, he is best known for his woodblock prints. Loughridge’s signature method of layering color allows him to portray the atmosphere of the Southwestern landscape with a unique authenticity and sense of place. This year’s Coors Western Art Exhibit and...

Coors Western Art Show | Gil Dellinger

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Museum curator, art professor, and award-winning painter—Gil Dellinger can easily lay claim to all three professions. As a landscape painter he is known for his ability to capture the grandeur and majesty of America, creating compelling views of the rocky Pacific coast, bucolic farm scenes, and arid southwestern...

Coors Western Art Show | Kim Lordier

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Northern California pastelist Kim Lordier finds inspiration in the paintings of the early California Impressionists and the Taos Society of Artists. “My work is also inspired by the unique displays of Mother Nature, forever caught up in the poetry and rhythm of light and movement,” Lordier says. “I...

Coors Western Art Show | Bart Walter

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Bart Walter has braved freezing temperatures, as well as close encounters with grizzly bears, for the not-so-simple sake of art. He is a sculptor who refuses to take the easy route by stopping in at the local zoo for reference material. On a 2010 foray to Manitoba, Canada,...