Category Archives: 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 Over 31 | Mejo Okon

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Mejo Okon is fond of repeating what natives from the Lone Star State often say: “There are two Texases: Texas and West Texas.” Okon moved to West Texas from Indiana three years ago, straight into the heart of ranching country. Since settling there, she has found endless inspiration in cowboys and rodeos. […]

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 mood. […]