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!

Milestones May 1997

Dan and Elaine May In Memoriam Texas painter Nancy Sage Marabella, 49, died suddenly February 17 in her hometown of Bossier City, LA. Marabella was a member of Art Focus XC [swa nov 96] and had exhibited her work at the Women Artists of the West 4th International Juried Show, Biloxi, MS. She also...

Milestones September 1997

Father by Jove Wang In Memoriam Santa Fe painter Tom Lovell died June 29 in a car accident which also killed his daughter, Deborah Lovell. Born in 1909, Lovell began illustrating “pulp” magazines while a student at Syracuse University, NY, in 1930. After graduating, he produced illustrations for magazines such as National Geographic. Lovell’s...

Success Stories | Josh Elliott

By Bonnie Gangelhoff You might be tempted to think that Montana-based landscape painter Josh Elliott had a head start, growing up the son of successful wildlife painter Steve Elliott. But doing so would discount the innate talent, unique vision, and unrelenting hard work of the younger Elliott, whose impressionistic oil-on-canvas scenes portray the grandeur...

21 Under 31 | Jonathan Laidacker

ART EDUCATION: Masters of fine arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. STYLE: Trompe l’oeil. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I work a lot from photographs, but I also use the photo as a prop in the painting. I present the photo instead of denying I am...