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 | Joseph Iantorno

ART EDUCATION: I studied with David Leffel in workshops in New Mexico and California. I also have a degree in business. STYLE: Chiaroscuro. I like there to be mood in the painting. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: People think I use glazes because my paintings are dark. But I don’t. I...

Beverly Blacksheep & Ben Harjo Jr. | Painting

Beverly Blacksheep, Between Heaven and Earth [1998], acrylic, 32 x 18. By Anne Hillerman Traditional Painting Beverly Blacksheep The daughter and granddaughter of weavers, Beverly Blacksheep grew up on the Navajo reservation, herding sheep and spinning and carding wool. But painting, not weaving, captured her imagination. Her mother had a print by Harrison Begay...

Top Emerging Artists of 2009 | Jill Carver

The first thing you notice when talking to Texas-based artist Jill Carver is her accent. No, it’s not southern; it’s British. Growing up in Bedfordshire, England, Carver says she was a shy child and a bit of a tomboy who loved bird-watching and drawing. At school she quickly became known as the class artist....