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.

Ezra Tucker, Bandits, acrylic, 40 x 30.

Ezra Tucker | Call of the Wild

Created in what he describes as a “contemporary realist” style, Tucker's works dynamically engage viewers by combining absolutely accurate renderings of his subjects with subtle impressionistic effects.
D. Edward Kucera, Prospector’s Gaze, oil, 20 x 16.

D. Edward Kucera | Ode to the Frontier

While reality is not always pretty, especially in frontier times often marked by physical hardship and struggle for survival, Kucera’s aim is to reveal and highlight the human and natural beauty in the world he portrays.
Lynn Boggess, 19 November 2016, oil, 46 x 40.

Lynn Boggess | On Location

The landscape paintings of Lynn Boggess go deep. Beyond beautiful nature portraits, beyond expressive mark-making, his striking compositions move past the place where we see and delve into the place where we feel.
Bart Forbes, Season’s Change, oil, 23 x 29.

Bart Forbes | Dreamscapes

Although he paints still-life and wildlife works as well, Forbes is best known for spare, expressive landscapes that border on abstraction. His subtle color palettes suggest various seasons of the year. But the viewer would be hard-pressed to associate a Forbes scene with a specific place.