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!

Legends of Fine Art | James Bama

JAMES BAMA By Gussie Fauntleroy James Bama had never lived outside the city when he and his wife moved from Manhattan to a cabin in Wyoming in 1968. But the qualities that made Bama one of the country’s leading illustrators—highly detailed realism and compelling impact—have served him equally well in his long and much-admired...

21 Under 31 | Hsin-Yao Tseng

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. STYLE: Realism. I love to paint everything—still life, landscape, cityscape. Now, though, I am mostly focused on cityscapes. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I start very abstract and slowly define the focal point. I...

21 Over 31 | Jill Barton

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Painter Jill Barton makes her home in the heart of Utah, but her imagery is often inspired by far-flung cultures and religions. The spiritual practice of Buddhism holds a special allure. “I’m not a practicing Buddhist, but I’ve studied it, and I believe in the power of now and of being...