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 | Stephanie and Bill Birdsall

Stephanie and Bill Birdsall Tucson, AZ   What kind of artwork do you collect? As an artist, I want to support the people I know. It’s all representational: landscapes, florals, still lifes, seascapes. How would you describe your approach to collecting? Bill and I collect together, but I know all the artists. I collect...

Magnificent Obsession | Lonn Apfel

Lonn Apfel Rancho Cucamonga, CA   What kind of artwork do you collect? It’s realism. The cleaner and crisper it is, the more I enjoy it. The work and skill to create that image is awesome to me. How would you describe your approach to collecting? I do most of my collecting online. Magazines...

Magnificent Obsession | Hank and Mary Beckman

Hank and Mary Beckman Dallas, TX   What kind of artwork do you collect? We collect a variety of work: traditional western, Russian Impressionist, contemporary western, and some of the old illustrators. We’ve collected 27 different artists, and every piece is special to us and our family. Often these pieces hold a great story...

Magnificent Obsession | Mark Sublette

Mark Sublette Santa Fe, NM   What kind of artwork do you collect? Maynard Dixon is the largest part of my collection. I collect all the artists that I represent in Medicine Man Gallery. I also have a fairly significant collection of Ed Mell and Native American art. How would you describe your approach...

Magnificent Obsession | Tuffy and Shirley Holland

Tuffy and Shirley Holland Greeley, CO   What kind of artwork do you collect? Tuffy: I tend toward what Shirley calls “hard” or historical western art and landscapes of the West. Shirley: Most of the artists we have collected are the contemporary western artists. We have his, hers, and ours. My taste is more...

Magnificent Obsession | Randel and Dana Shadid

Randel and Dana Shadid Edmond, OK What kind of artwork do you collect? In the beginning we seemed to collect landscapes (my choice) and figurative paintings (Dana’s choice). Over the years our tastes have broadened to include some abstract works, particularly paintings by Dick Evans, and a variety of sculpture. How would you describe...

Magnificent Obsession | Howard and Penny Chambers

Howard and Penny Chambers Arvada, CO   What kind of artwork do you collect? Now it’s pretty much contemporary western. Once in awhile I collect art by deceased artists. I used to collect contemporary Russian art, but that was a long time ago. I collect works by Martin Grelle, Gerald Balciar, and William Acheff....