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.

Legends of Fine Art | Howard Terpning

HOWARD TERPNING By Bonnie Gangelhoff Howard Terpning has been recognized with some of western art’s highest honors, among them the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Masters of the American West’s Thomas Moran Memorial Award, both from the Autry National Center, as well as the National Academy of Western Art’s Prix de West. As a...

21 Under 31 | Katherine Stone

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: As Oscar Wilde put it, “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” I’ve studied all over the place, but I think you learn the most from other artists. STYLE: Classical realist. MOST INTERESTING...