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!

Success Stories | John Coleman

By Bonnie Gangelhoff In July 1998, when John Coleman first appeared in Southwest Art, the then 49-year-old sculptor had been a professional artist for only four years. Trained as an illustrator, the Southern California native supported his growing family as a real estate developer in Arizona, a career he stuck at, he says, “until...

21 Under 31 | Kristy Gordon

ART EDUCATION: I studied animation and took life-drawing classes at lgonquin College in Ottawa. Then I studied with Juan Martinez, Yuqi Wang, and Jeremy Lipking. STYLE: I work in a realist technique rooted in classicism, but I deal with contemporary themes. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I am really interested in...

Plein-Air Painting at the Grand Canyon

David Schwindt, Slopes on the Little Colorado, oil, 8 x 10. By Mary Jo Pitzl Take 15 artists. Insert in two rafts. Add easels, canvases, assorted oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Send them down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. After eight days, remove from river, stash paintings in backpacks, and hike eight miles...