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.

Phil Epp

Like the Kansas weather, Epp cleanses the environment, leaving scant evidence of the passage of humanity.

21 Under 31 | Joshua Langstaff

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: I studied with Juliette Aristides at her atelier in Seattle, WA. That’s the most important. I also have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan, and I studied at the Art Students League of New York. STYLE: Contemporary realism. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY...

21 Over 31 | Diana Woods

By Bonnie Gangelhoff From an early age, Colorado painter Diana Woods was attached to horses. At first she was obsessed with drawing them; she eventually went on to ride competitively. “PEGASUS, a mythical creature, represents the magical qualities of horses that somehow steered me through a difficult adolescence and into a greater understanding of...