Category Archives: Articles & Interviews

Here you’ll find art articles and art interviews on some of your favorite painters and sculptors of the West as well as upcoming artists. The editors of Southwest Art bring you in-depth art interviews and profiles, as well as behind-the-scenes tours of beautiful art studios and stories about current art events. Search for artists we’ve covered in the past, or discover new and emerging artists by checking back often to see the art articles we’ve added most recently!

Legends of Fine Art | James Bama

JAMES BAMA By Gussie Fauntleroy James Bama had never lived outside the city when he and his wife moved from Manhattan to a cabin in Wyoming in 1968. But the qualities that made Bama one of the country’s leading illustrators—highly detailed realism and compelling impact—have served him equally well in his long and much-admired second […]

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 usually […]

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 in […]

Recent Books | March 1997

By Donna Tennant Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present By Sandra S. Phillips, Richard Rodriguez, Aaron Betsky and Eldridge M. Moores Published in conjunction with a traveling show organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this book traces the tradition of landscape photography in the American West. […]

Recent Books | September 2001

By Donna Tennant Susan Bennerstrom Essays by Robin Updike, Rod Slemmons, and Sarah Clark-Langager Susan Bennerstrom’s pastels speak the language of light and mystery. In addition to her art studies at Western Washington University and the University of California at Berkeley, the Seattle native has traveled extensively through the United States and Europe. Drawing and […]