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 | Don Sahli

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Don Sahli began his formal art education at the University of Texas in 1981, but one year later a meeting with renowned Russian colorist Sergei Bongart proved life-changing. At Bongart’s invitation, Sahli moved to California and became the master artist’s last apprentice. Today, the Colorado-based artist doesn’t hesitate in saying that...

Indian/Not Indian

A major retrospective this fall at the National Museum of the American Indian celebrates the revolutionary and complex life and career of Fritz Scholder

Carolyn Meyer | Vantage Points

Until a few years ago, Carolyn Meyer was best known for her landscapes of Napa Valley that show the vineyards and fields with an abstracted, almost cubist pattern. Living in rural northern Marin County and often painting en plein air, she had one particular place she favored for a heightened...