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 Over 31 | Deon Matzen

By Bonnie Gangelhoff A trip to the local dump was all it took to get Deon Matzen inspired to create DIAMOND T TANKER II. The Washington artist recalls the day she brought some cardboard there for recycling and spotted the colorful truck. “Everything usually turns green and gets covered in moss here,” Matzen says. But […]

Success Stories | Jeremy Lipiking

By Bonnie Gangelhoff When Jeremy Lipking first appeared in Southwest Art in 2001, he was creating a major buzz among Southern California gallerists and artists. Some were comparing the young Californian to a modern-day John Singer Sargent. Lipking was a mere 26 years old at the time. His career has continued to flourish, and these […]

Students of Richard Schmid | Shared Wisdom

By Margaret L. Brown, Kristin Bucher, Leslie Busler, and Donna Tennant Known nationally as a distinguished painter, Richard Schmid is also widely recognized as a great teacher. Ten artists who have studied with him over the years reflect on his influence. Paul Mullally, Portofino, oil, 16 x 26. · Paul Mullally · “Richard Schmid has […]