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.

Ann Huston | The Creative Process

Dreamy and meditative, Ann Huston's pastels capture the beauty and mystery of northern New Mexico's landscapes, churches, and interiors. Huston has called New Mexico home since the mid-1980s. She began her artistic career as a weaver before deciding to concentrate on pastels more than 15 years ago. She and her husband, artist Ed Sandoval,...

21 Under 31 | Daniel Keys

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Self-taught. STYLE: I paint alla prima. Painterly realism is what everyone seems to call my style. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: I can’t see myself being anything but an artist. But I would have loved to have been a writer. I love to read classics by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. BEST...

Success Stories | John Coleman

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...