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 | Colin Poole

WATERMELON SUMMER, OIL, 11 X 16 By Devon Jackson Colin Poole was a sculptor before he was a painter; today he is adept at both art forms. Born in Washington, DC, and raised in Virginia, Poole came from an artistically sensitive family. The most artistic being his grandmother, sculptor Una Hanbury. “She was my...

Legends of Fine Art | G. Harvey

G. HARVEY By Norman Koplas Whether he’s sculpting, painting rollicking frontier scenes, or creating luminous canvases and prints, G. Harvey is an expert at harnessing the particular power art possesses to tell stories. Doing so has been a lifelong pursuit. “I always loved to sketch, draw, whittle, and carve,” says the artist, who was...

Success Stories | Don Sahli

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Don Sahli began his formal art education at the University of Texas in 1981, but one year later a meeting with renowned Russian colorist Sergei Bongart proved life-changing. At Bongart’s invitation, Sahli moved to California and became the master artist’s last apprentice. Today, the Colorado-based artist doesn’t hesitate in saying that...