Category Archives: 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 a […]

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 photography—his […]

Susan George | A Day at the Beach

Ocean Sky VII #10 by Susan George By Devon Jackson SUSAN GEORGE’S PAINTINGS SHINE with a kind of sunlit nostalgia. Her renderings of oceans, beaches, and skies, saturated with color and radiant light, evoke pleasant memories and a sense of tranquility. George incorporates still lifes into her landscapes, too, with beach umbrellas, chaise lounges, and […]