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.

21 Under 31 | Kristy Gordon

ART EDUCATION: I studied animation and took life-drawing classes at lgonquin College in Ottawa. Then I studied with Juan Martinez, Yuqi Wang, and Jeremy Lipking. STYLE: I work in a realist technique rooted in classicism, but I deal with contemporary themes. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I am really interested in...

Legends of Fine Art | Alyce Frank

ALYCE FRANK By Norman Koplas Southwestern landscapes by Alyce Frank boldly demand attention with heightened, often unrealistic colors and flattened perspectives that sometimes cross the line into abstract expressionism. The result feels as if she has captured on canvas the emotional impact of a scene, unfiltered by what the human eye or brain perceives....

21 Under 31 | Lindsay Foster

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: I took art lessons in elementary, middle, and high school. When I graduated from college, I became a second-grade teacher. But then I started studying art with Denise Mahlke. I’m moving to New York to study at Water Street Atelier in a four-year program. STYLE: Realism. MOST INTERESTING THING...