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 Under 31 | Laine Dobson

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from Western State College, Gunnison, CO. STYLE: Idealized realism. I take a subject and make up a scene around it. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I paint in watercolor, and lately I’ve been painting really big—36 by 96 inches. I do big washes […]

21 Over 31 | Meadow Gist

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Talk about dedication to authenticity: California painter Meadow Gist not only paints scenes from U.S. history, especially the era of the American Revolution, but she also sews all the costumes for her models. “It helps me relate to the times,” she says. In the past three years, Gist has made about 50 […]