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 | Charles Young Walls

By Bonnie Gangelhoff For Charles Young Walls, one of the joys of art is to find intriguing objects to paint and then push his abilities and aesthetic sense to the highest level. “I don’t allow myself to stay safe artistically,” the Georgia-based artist says. In PERSIMMON AND BRONZE, he painted directly from life without...

Portfolio | Oil Painters of America

Kate Palmer, Point Pinos, oil, 11 x 12 By Cristina Adams · Kate Palmer · Landscape painter Kate Palmer says that for her the natural world has always been “a wellspring of inspiration, solace, and contentment.” In 1990 Palmer moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico, drawn by the state’s dramatic desert vistas and ever-changing...

News | December 2006

News Beat - December 2006, Sonoma Plein Air, Results for Wyoming Shows, Buffalo Bill Art Show, Oil Painters of America and Sale, New Show at the Eiteljorg and Out & About

MIlestones April 1997

A Glance to the Past by Dan Garrett Transitions Richard J. Schwartz has been elected chair of the National Museum of American Art Commission, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, effective January 1, 1997. The commission was established in 1921 as an advisory board for the museum. Tidbits The California Art Club has sent out a...

Susan George | A Day at the Beach

Ocean Sky VII #10 by Susan George By Devon Jackson SUSAN GEORGE’S PAINTINGS SHINE with a kind of sunlit nostalgia. Her renderings of oceans, beaches, and skies, saturated with color and radiant light, evoke pleasant memories and a sense of tranquility. George incorporates still lifes into her landscapes, too, with beach umbrellas, chaise lounges,...