California sculptor Aiko Morioka's flowing figures capture the human spirit
Jim Vilona's sculptures encourage viewer interaction
Oregon artist Gretchen Gammell
Balancing Two Worlds
Jove Wang uses portraits, street scenes, and landscapes to share his passion for life
Colorado artist Nathan Solano finds inspiration in all things western
By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from Pensacola Christian College in Florida. STYLE: Representational. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: Because I have a day job, I come home at night, lock myself in a room, put music on, and paint. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Graphic design. Right now I am...
By Bonnie Gangelhoff For Charles Young Walls, one of the joys of art is to find intriguing objects to paint and then push his abilities and aesthetic sense to the highest level. “I don’t allow myself to stay safe artistically,” the Georgia-based artist says. In PERSIMMON AND BRONZE, he painted directly from life without...
By Bonnie Gangelhoff In July 1998, when John Coleman first appeared in Southwest Art, the then 49-year-old sculptor had been a professional artist for only four years. Trained as an illustrator, the Southern California native supported his growing family as a real estate developer in Arizona, a career he stuck at, he says, “until...
Laura Robb captures the interplay between the subjects of her still-life paintings