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!

Catching Up With … Joseph Lorusso

By Norman Kolpas Joseph Lorusso had been painting full time for just two years when he was featured in the October 2000 issue of Southwest Art. Then 34 years old, the Chicago-born artist, a graduate of that city’s American Academy of Art and of the Kansas City Art Institute, had worked...

Top Emerging Artists of 2009 | Elizabeth Pruitt

By Norman Koplas All her life, Elizabeth Pruitt has had “a love affair” with flowers. “My mother had a rose garden at our house in Salt Lake City,” she recalls. “And my strongest memories are of walking with both my grandmothers at our cabin above Park City, picking wildflowers. I still...

Top Emerging Artists of 2009 | Bryce Cameron Liston

By Bonnie Gangelhoff When it came time for the judges to hand out the best of show award at the annual Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition, the honor went to Bryce Cameron Liston for his sensual, classically rendered figurative piece, PAISLEY. The judges rewarded Liston’s ability to embody...

Top Emerging Artists of 2009 | Doug Fryer

By Bonnie Gangelhoff As an artist Doug Fryer feels passionately about the things he paints. “These feelings deepen as I work through the painting,” Fryer says. “I enter a state of mind that is beautiful and meaningful. That’s the state of mind I want the viewer to enter, so that they...