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 | Ryan Mellody

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from Pensacola Christian College in Florida. STYLE: Representational. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: Because I have a day job, I come home at night, lock myself in a room, put music on, and paint. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Graphic design. Right now I am...

21 Over 31 | Charles Young Walls

By Bonnie Gangelhoff For Charles Young Walls, one of the joys of art is to find intriguing objects to paint and then push his abilities and aesthetic sense to the highest level. “I don’t allow myself to stay safe artistically,” the Georgia-based artist says. In PERSIMMON AND BRONZE, he painted directly from life without...

The Produce Aisle | Susan Evans

By Devon Jackson Colorado painter Malcolm Bryan mentored Susan Evans and guided her early on in the ways of still lifes in oil, but she needed no tutoring in drawing or composition. That’s because Evans, born in 1952 in Shreveport, LA, had worked as a commercial artist for nearly 20 years by the time...

Recent Native American Books

Dance of the Aveye and the Thunderbird by Pablita Velarde, Visions & Voices. By Donna Tennant An impressive number of books about Native Americans have been published in the past several years. They come in every size, from a pocket book on sacred symbols to a coffee-table book on the Haida peoples of the...