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!

21 Over 31 | Wendy Chidester

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Adding machines, lunch boxes, record players, and old suitcases are a few of Wendy Chidester’s favorite things. “I love painting anything that has been replaced and forgotten,” the Utah artist says. She gathers subject matter for her contemporary still lifes everywhere she can, from antique shops to city streets. She once...

Success Stories | Matt Smith

By Bonnie Gangelhoff When Matt Smith was working on his degree in painting at Arizona State University, he was discouraged by the school’s focus on abstract art. He soon found himself studying the painting styles of classic American landscape artists such as Maynard Dixon, William Herbert Dunton, and Edgar Payne. Today, all the hard...