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 Under 31 | Laine Dobson

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from Western State College, Gunnison, CO. STYLE: Idealized realism. I take a subject and make up a scene around it. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I paint in watercolor, and lately I’ve been painting really big—36 by 96 inches. I do big...

21 Over 31 | Meadow Gist

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Talk about dedication to authenticity: California painter Meadow Gist not only paints scenes from U.S. history, especially the era of the American Revolution, but she also sews all the costumes for her models. “It helps me relate to the times,” she says. In the past three years, Gist has made about...