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.

Ethelinda | Making Her Mark

River Dance, oil, 70 x 80. By Sally Eauclaire “To make a mark in the art world you have to do something outlandishly spectacular,” says Ethelinda, a painter with a flair for scale and spectacle. Best known for her life-size portraits of Native Americans wearing ceremonial dress, she also paints spirited Appaloosa horses and...

Jessie & Paul Rosetta, Vernon Haskie | Jewelry Design

By Anne Hillerman Traditional Jewelry Vernon Haskie, 14k gold bracelet inlaid with red coral [2000]. Jessie and Paul Rosetta Husband-and-wife artists Jessie and Paul Rosetta are known for their heishi—traditional Santo Domingo Pueblo-style drilled stone and shell jewelry. While many jewelers work with shell, the Rosettas are among the few who start with whole...

21 Under 31 | Ryan Mellody

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...