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 Over 31 | Scott Royston

By Bonnie Gangelhoff SUMMERTIME THIRST QUENCHER was born of a strictly “Baltimore thing,” Scott Royston says. According to the Maryland-based artist, locals like to sip lemonade through peppermint sticks. “They are porous and act like a straw,” he says, explaining the special attributes of the red-and-white striped candy. In general, the subject matter of...

Success Stories | Mian Situ

By Bonnie Gangelhoff In 1995, the Oil Painters of America awarded Mian Situ its top prize—Best of Show at its National Juried Exhibition. The prestigious award seemed to announce Situ’s arrival to the representational art world. Today his intricate, large-scale depictions of his native China, as well as the Chinese immigrant experience in the...

Artist Studio | Jesus Bautista Moroles

Jesus Bautista By Bonnie Gangelhoff While some artists refer to their studios as quiet sanctuaries, the workspace of Texas sculptor Jesús Bautista Moroles is the polar opposite of a peaceful retreat. On any given weekday shrill sounds from two industrial-strength diamond saws pierce the air of Moroles’ studio, located three hours south of Houston....

Carolyn Meyer | Vantage Points

Until a few years ago, Carolyn Meyer was best known for her landscapes of Napa Valley that show the vineyards and fields with an abstracted, almost cubist pattern. Living in rural northern Marin County and often painting en plein air, she had one particular place she favored for a heightened...