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.

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      

David Bottini | Winter Landscape Special Advertising Section

  David Bottini Harrisburg, PA In “Circle Game,” Joni Mitchell sings, “We can’t return we can only look behind from where we came.” That glance back from where he came enlivens and engages David Bottini’s landscapes. His crystalline focus and saturated palette draw viewers into places that arouse a memory and...

Nancy Conrad | Winter Landscape Special Advertising Section

  Nancy Conrad Houston, TX “The treasures of my life as a painter have been finding places with the sound of a running creek or a breeze causing the trees to dance.” Nancy’s art career has been influenced by ranching in the Nueces Canyon of Texas and now a mountain house...

Mark Monsarrat | Winter Landscape Special Advertising Section

  Mark Monsarrat San Francisco, CA “The Atmospheric Landscape” is a consistent theme for this artist. For him, atmosphere mediates our experience of the world and evokes the mysteries of life; it is both primal and timeless. And landscape is nothing less than the cradle of our existence. Mark Monsarrat is...

Karen Vance, Susan Blackwood, Howard Friedland

By Rosemary Carstens As individual atoms cluster together and bring fundamental molecular energy to everything around us, so does the creative power of a group often enhance its potential output over that of an individual working alone. It follows that a family of artists generates more innovative, exciting art than each...

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...