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!

The Produce Aisle | Susan Evans

By Devon Jackson Colorado painter Malcolm Bryan mentored Susan Evans and guided her early on in the ways of still lifes in oil, but she needed no tutoring in drawing or composition. That’s because Evans, born in 1952 in Shreveport, LA, had worked as a commercial artist for nearly 20 years by the time...

30 Years of Southwest Art

By Bonnie Gangelhoff, Kristin Bucher, Margaret L. Brown On the occasion of Southwest Art’s 30th anniversary, we take a fond look back at what has transpired in these pages over the past 360 issues. We begin with a decade-by-decade chronicle of the development of the magazine and the art market over the last 30...

Legends of Fine Art | David Leffel

DAVID LEFFEL By Bonnie Gangelhoff When looking at a still life or portrait by David Leffel, there is the sense that one has stepped back in time to the era of Rembrandt and the Dutch masters. A Leffel piece emanates the same high drama of chiaroscuro—the theatrics of light and shadow employed by masterful...