Featured Artists

Each issue of Southwest Art magazine features in-depth profiles of top artists in the West and beyond. Browse this section to read interesting and compelling stories about artists’ lives and their techniques, artistic styles, and sources of inspiration. Each article is accompanied by plenty of images to show examples of the artists’ works—including sculpture and paintings in oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic, and featuring subjects from western landscapes to cityscapes, figures, wildlife and animal art, still lifes, and more.

William Acheff, Flowers Will Always make her Day, oil, 24 x 22.

William Acheff | Transcending Time

William Acheff used to believe he was born in the wrong century, fascinated by the Dutch and Renaissance masters. But an apprenticeship with Italian painter Roberto Lupetti helped Acheff find his way to become a highly acclaimed realist painter with his own distinctive style.

Don Weller, Cowboy Church, watercolor, 16 x 18.

Don Weller | High in the Saddle

Drawing and the cowboy life have long been dual passions for Don Weller. No matter to him that it took six decades or so to bring them together in perfect harmony through a career as a full-time fine artist.

Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Waterline, oil, 9 x 12

Peggi Kroll-Roberts | Seriously Pretty

Peggi Kroll-Roberts quietly yet powerfully invites you to live in a world of simple, pure beauty with her clear, bright colors and hypnotically peaceful scenes. “I like happy, I like pretty, and I’m annoyed with people who think that pretty isn’t cool," she says.

Liz Wolf, Dreamtime, bronze, 16 x 12 x 16.

Liz Wolf | Spirit Within

Our July cover artist Liz Wolf takes inspiration from nature for her bronze sculptures. Wolf's pieces are reminiscent of the minimalist, elegant stone works of Native American cultures and feel both primitive and contemporary at the same time.

Daniel Sprick, Through My Fingers, oil, 60 x 60.

Daniel Sprick | Fictions

This essay by Timothy J. Standring is excerpted and adapted with the permission of the Denver Art Museum. This publication accompanies the exhibition Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Work, on view at the Denver Art Museum from June 29 through November 2.