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 | Hsin-Yao Tseng

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. STYLE: Realism. I love to paint everything—still life, landscape, cityscape. Now, though, I am mostly focused on cityscapes. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I start very abstract and slowly define the focal point. I...

21 Over 31 | Jill Barton

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Painter Jill Barton makes her home in the heart of Utah, but her imagery is often inspired by far-flung cultures and religions. The spiritual practice of Buddhism holds a special allure. “I’m not a practicing Buddhist, but I’ve studied it, and I believe in the power of now and of being...