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 | Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt

ROBERT SHUFELT By Bonnie Gangelhoff A wizard with a pencil, Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt captures the flavor of ranching life in today’s West. Schufelt’s cowboys rope, ride, and straddle saddles as they herd their bovine charges. His starkly beautiful black-and-white graphite drawings of working ranch hands evoke a sense of the past and a way...

21 Under 31 | Julio Reyes

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA. STYLE: Contemporary realism. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: The way my ideas are conceived. I like to describe it as a welling up out of life. I have a lexicon of memories,...