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.

The Produce Aisle | Jill Hackney

Jill Hackney serendipitously discovered her unique style of painting in 2004. After shaving down some cheap bristle brushes, she noticed the odd way the paint traveled across the canvas. “I’d see these streaks happening, and I thought, ‘What if I did a whole painting like this, with all the brush strokes only going in...

Ann Huston | The Creative Process

Dreamy and meditative, Ann Huston's pastels capture the beauty and mystery of northern New Mexico's landscapes, churches, and interiors. Huston has called New Mexico home since the mid-1980s. She began her artistic career as a weaver before deciding to concentrate on pastels more than 15 years ago. She and her husband, artist Ed Sandoval,...