Jim Vilona's sculptures encourage viewer interaction
Balancing Two Worlds
Colorado artist Nathan Solano finds inspiration in all things western
By Bonnie Gangelhoff In July 1998, when John Coleman first appeared in Southwest Art, the then 49-year-old sculptor had been a professional artist for only four years. Trained as an illustrator, the Southern California native supported his growing family as a real estate developer in Arizona, a career he stuck at, he says, “until...
On location with J. Chris Morel in Llano de San Juan, NM
Finding inspiration everywhere, C.C. Barton creates delicate hand-colored etchings.
A new series by Oklahoma painter Mike Larsen documents Native American tribal cultures
The West’s museums ride an unprecedented wave of expansions
Oklahoma artists Denise Duong
ART EDUCATION: Self-taught. STYLE: Realism to photorealism, with a focus on wildlife and western themes. Most of my work is black and white. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: Scratchboard is most effective when there is dramatic lighting and a good range of values and textures. I love figuring out how to...