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.

Pat Matthews, Crimson Symphony, oil, 30 x 30.

Portfolio | Where Are They Now?

In our October issue, we revisit 10 painters who were named Artists to Watch years ago, and find out what they've been up to since then--how their artwork has changed, what their greatest accomplishments and biggest turning points have been, their goals for the future, and more.

Terri Sanchez, Evening Glow, oil, 20 x 24.

Portfolio | Eyes on the Skies

In our August issue, we introduce you to 12 painters who capture the elusive and changing skies in their work. Many of these artists paint in oil, others in pastel. Some of them are avid plein-air painters, while others prefer to work primarily in their studios. All of them are captivated by the natural...

Hiu Lai Chong, Downrigging, oil, 24 x 36.

Portfolio | Between Wind & Water

In our September issue, we introduce you to five painters who depict boats large and small in their work. These artists are often inspired by time spent in beautiful waterfront towns--from Washington state to Florida to Maryland.

Sandy Graves, Bugle, bronze, 18 x 10 x 4.

Portfolio | Breaking the Plane

In our July issue, we introduce you to seven artists who push art into all three dimensions. These sculptors work in bronze, steel, and other media to create pieces that range from miniature to monumental in size. Their subjects and styles are also diverse, running the gamut from wildlife to figures and from representational...

Elaine Mathews, Springtime in the Desert, oil, 16 x 20.

Portfolio | A Passion for Plein Air

Meet 12 artists who honor the landscape by capturing it in person, including Daniel Aldana, Trey Finney, Jason Sacran, Lori Putnam, and Elaine Mathews, whose piece titled SPRINGTIME IN THE DESERT is shown here.