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 | Albin Veselka

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from Brigham Young University in Rexburg, ID. STYLE: A blend between impressionism and realism. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: My studio is open to the public and people come through as I paint. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Architect. That’s what I started going to...

Success Stories | Josh Elliott

By Bonnie Gangelhoff You might be tempted to think that Montana-based landscape painter Josh Elliott had a head start, growing up the son of successful wildlife painter Steve Elliott. But doing so would discount the innate talent, unique vision, and unrelenting hard work of the younger Elliott, whose impressionistic oil-on-canvas scenes portray the grandeur...