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.

Success Stories | Morgan Weistling

By Bonnie Gangelhoff California painter Morgan Weistling is known as one of the great visual storytellers of his generation. His complex scenes often feature scores of characters engaged in activities, from a family gathering around a fireplace to women and children at a quilting bee. Weistling brings a master’s touch to lighting, atmosphere, and...

Gene Kloss | A Printmaking Virtuoso

By Jennifer F. Cook A retrospective exhibition of more than 185 works from Gene Kloss’ 60-year career, A Kloss Celebration: Prints, Paintings, and Poetry, is on view through November 28 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, CO. Self-Portrait and the Golden Gate [1951], drypoint, 14 x 11. Courtesy Gallery A, Taos,...