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
Margaretta Gilboy expresses her relationship to the world in watercolor still lifes obsessed with pattern, form, and color
The Art of Martha Pettigrew
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...
By Bonnie Gangelhoff Spooky, funny, beautiful—these are the adjectives California artist Susan Driscoll uses to describe her subject matter of choice. Driscoll has a bachelor’s degree in English from California State University at Fullerton but began taking painting classes seven years ago at Santa Ana College. “I always wanted to take art classes, and...
Santiago Perez’s quirky narratives come from deeply experiencing life and art.