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!

Jill Hackney | The Produce Aisle

PERSIMMONS, OIL, 36 X 96 By Devon Jackson Jill Hackney serendipitously discovered her unique style of painting in 2004. After shaving down some cheap bristle brushes, she noticed the odd way the paint traveled across the canvas. “I’d see these streaks happening, and I thought, ‘What if I did a whole...

The Produce Aisle | Carol Marine

RACING PEPPERS, OIL, 6 X 6 By Devon Jackson Carol Marine grew up in Montana, where she and her sister and two brothers lived in a geodesic dome their parents built. The family would pile into a VW bus to take month-long vacations to national parks. Her mother threw pots and...

The Produce Aisle | Don Reed

ASSORTED PIECES, BRONZE, MAXIMUM HEIGHT 10 INCHES By Devon Jackson It was a chance encounter with surrealist master Salvador Dalí that led Don Reed to start making cast sculptures of vegetables. The year was 1970 and Reed was studying in France at the Sorbonne. Dalí, sitting in the backseat of a...

Catching Up With Ray Roberts

NAVAJO, OIL, 24 X 18. By Bonnie Gangelhoff Although he is best known for his award-wining landscape and seascape paintings, California artist Ray Roberts has always kept his artistic hand in figurative work. He has both taught classes on figure painting and created figurative pieces in his studio, but he never...