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.

Ewoud de Groot, Terns in Blue, oil, 43 x 43.

Ewoud de Groot | Animal Allusion

Ewoud de Groot is known in both the Netherlands and the United States for his contemporary wildlife works ranging from portrayals of lumbering moose resting in calm water to birds of prey soaring ominously toward the viewer.

Pauline Roche, Afternoon in the Gallery of Masterworks, oil, 36 x 48.

Pauline Roche | Enthralling Moments

Pauline Roche honors the creative process and is fast becoming known for works depicting people involved in artistic pursuits. Such works offer Roche the chance to capture people enthralled and in the moment, she says.

Josh Clare, White, oil, 48 x 48.

Josh Clare | Painting with Motives

Josh Clare speaks of beginning to discover a distinctive style of translating visual beauty—and, he believes, spiritual truth—into a language of paint. He has gained a growing collector following and won a number of awards, including first and second place, artists’ choice, and best of show, at plein-air invitational and juried exhibitions around the...