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!

William Acheff | Truths of the Spirit

Taos Jar [1999], oil, 7 x 9. By Norman Kolpas Trompe l’oeil. These days the French term, which means literally “trick the eye,” is so freely and swiftly applied to any painting with a three-dimensional sense of realism that many people don’t stop to think about why artists choose to paint trompe l’oeil works...

Bill Anton

Ancient Trails [1999], oil, 36 x 48. By Myrna I. Zanetell Thickly forested hills give way to high rolling meadows lush with grass and dotted with tiny wildflowers. This is western ranch country, where vast horizons celebrate freedom in its purest form. Here, in the shadow of Granite Mountain and near the old territorial...

Legends of Fine Art | Howard Terpning

HOWARD TERPNING By Bonnie Gangelhoff Howard Terpning has been recognized with some of western art’s highest honors, among them the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Masters of the American West’s Thomas Moran Memorial Award, both from the Autry National Center, as well as the National Academy of Western Art’s Prix de West. As a...