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.

Kathryn Stats, Towers of Zion, oil, 30 x 24.

Kathryn Stats | A Life in Art

When Utah artist Kathryn Stats was a young girl, she recalls her mother offering a word of advice about career choices: Don’t become an artist. Very few people make a living at it, she warned. “Become a nurse or teacher, so you can always support your children if something happens to your husband,” she...