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!

Top Emerging Artist of 2009 | Bryan Mark Taylor

By Bonnie Gangelhoff When Bryan Mark Taylor was growing up in Utah, backpacking, fishing, and camping in the mountains were an important part of his life. Reflecting back on those times, Taylor says he has no doubt that today his love of painting outdoors is tied to the warm memories associated with these childhood...

Success Stories | Jeff Legg

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Even in his youth, Jeff Legg was drawn to an Old World style of art apprenticeship, absorbing all he could on a one-to-one basis from an artist mentor—in his case, art professor Darrell Dishman in Legg’s home state of Missouri. The young painter later went on to complete demanding classical drawing...

Milestones April 1998

In All Its Glory by Curt Walters Tidbits A painting by John Mix Stanley [1814-1872] sold for $145,000 at the Harvey Clars Estate Auction Gallery in January. More than twice the auction estimate, the sale set a world record for the artist. The painting of a desert sunset, which was part of a large...