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!

Top Emerging Artist of 2009 | Suchitra Bhosle

By Norman Koplas When regarding Suchitra Bhosle’s self-assured oil portraits and figures, which are distinguished by their glowing palette, exquisite brushwork, and relaxed yet perfectly balanced composition, it’s mind-boggling to learn that the 33-year-old artist began her serious fine-art studies less than eight years ago. RED SCARF, OIL, 16 X 20 Born and raised...

21 Over 31 | Deon Matzen

By Bonnie Gangelhoff A trip to the local dump was all it took to get Deon Matzen inspired to create DIAMOND T TANKER II. The Washington artist recalls the day she brought some cardboard there for recycling and spotted the colorful truck. “Everything usually turns green and gets covered in moss here,” Matzen says....

Success Stories | Jeremy Lipiking

By Bonnie Gangelhoff When Jeremy Lipking first appeared in Southwest Art in 2001, he was creating a major buzz among Southern California gallerists and artists. Some were comparing the young Californian to a modern-day John Singer Sargent. Lipking was a mere 26 years old at the time. His career has continued to flourish, and...

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...

Recent Books | February 2000

By Donna Tennant Artists of Utah By Robert S. Olpin, William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson This coffee-table book details the many painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, and craftspeople who have inhabited Utah at one time or another. It is the latest installment from the three scholars who contributed to the original Dictionary of...