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 | Catherine Gill

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Catherine Gill has lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest for thirty years. She paints on location in watercolor, oil and pastel, and is also a printmaker. “I relish painting landscapes in rural areas, often seeking out places that are small, remote, quiet,” says Gill....

The American Landscape | Michael Godfrey

Excerpted from Art Journey America: Landscapes. Born in Germany in 1958 and raised in North Carolina, Michael Godfrey is a representational landscape artist whose work hangs in many private and corporate collections. Godfrey spends hours field sketching and photographing, preparing for a well-thought-out painting. “An artist must observe with the idea...

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...