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 | 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,...

Coors Western Art Show | Lindsey Bittner Graham

By Bonnie Gangelhoff When she was growing up in Kentucky, Lindsey Bittner Graham developed a love and respect for horses. Graham rode, worked at stables, and learned to appreciate the special bond between people and their steeds. But her affection for the West, the cowboy spirit, and vast open spaces really...

Coors Western Art Show | Edward Aldrich

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Viewers of Edward Aldrich paintings would never guess that the artist grew up in the heart of New York City. Perhaps that is because Aldrich, who now lives in Colorado, has a well-known talent for capturing the wildlife of the West. “The wide open spaces and the animals...

Coors Western Art Show | Ulrich Gleiter

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Ulrich Gleiter divides his time between St. Petersburg, Russia, and Dresden and Berlin, Germany. But, for the past several years, he also has made regular journeys to plein-air shows in the western United States, including California, Wyoming, and Colorado. Recently Gleiter received top awards at the Frank Bette...

Winter Landscape Special Advertising Section

Meet five artists who paint the winter landscape in this Special Advertising Section, published in the December 2011 issue. Please click on each artist’s name below to go to their page. Dave Santillanes Nancy Conrad David Bottini Heather H. Coen Mark Monsarrat