By Bonnie Gangelhoff Mejo Okon is fond of repeating what natives from the Lone Star State often say: “There are two Texases: Texas and West Texas.” Okon moved to West Texas from Indiana three years ago, straight into the heart of ranching country. Since settling there, she has found endless inspiration in cowboys and...
By Bonnie Gangelhoff California painter Morgan Weistling is known as one of the great visual storytellers of his generation. His complex scenes often feature scores of characters engaged in activities, from a family gathering around a fireplace to women and children at a quilting bee. Weistling brings a master’s touch to lighting, atmosphere, and...
Kim English captures the beauty in everyday scenes
Terri Hallman’s playful paintings and figurative sculptures continually lead her to new places
Creating The Image Of a Mythic American West
Andi Mascareñas travels motivate the sculptures she creates in her Colorado studio
Featured in 21 under 31 in September 2003
Santa Fe artist Robert Striffolino paints landscapes that reach toward the edge of abstraction
California artist Art Mortimer has made a name for himself as a muralist and plein-air painter
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...