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.

Mian Situ, Convergence of Cultures, oil, 60 x 50.

Mian Situ | Converging Cultures

Mian Situ has come a long way since studying the western realist painters in his home of Southeastern China. Now he paints stories of his Chinese heritage combined with the history and experiences of Chinese immigrants of the 19th-century American West.

Joseph Lorusso, End of the Line, oil, 40 x 40.

Joseph Lorusso | People Like Us

Joseph Lorusso cuts to the emotional core in his timeless scenes of everyday folk. “The scenes I depict are almost archetypal in a sense,” he observes. “They’re ones that most people in society can relate to.”