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.

Top Emerging Artist of 2009 | Bryan Mark Taylor

By Bonnie Gangelhoff When Bryan Mark Taylor was growing up in Utah, backpacking, fishing, and camping in the mountains were an important part of his life. Reflecting back on those times, Taylor says he has no doubt that today his love of painting outdoors is tied to the warm memories associated with these childhood...

21 Over 31 | Diana Woods

By Bonnie Gangelhoff From an early age, Colorado painter Diana Woods was attached to horses. At first she was obsessed with drawing them; she eventually went on to ride competitively. “PEGASUS, a mythical creature, represents the magical qualities of horses that somehow steered me through a difficult adolescence and into a greater understanding of...

Phil Epp

Like the Kansas weather, Epp cleanses the environment, leaving scant evidence of the passage of humanity.