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!

Ethelinda | Making Her Mark

River Dance, oil, 70 x 80. By Sally Eauclaire “To make a mark in the art world you have to do something outlandishly spectacular,” says Ethelinda, a painter with a flair for scale and spectacle. Best known for her life-size portraits of Native Americans wearing ceremonial dress, she also paints spirited Appaloosa horses and...

Jessie & Paul Rosetta, Vernon Haskie | Jewelry Design

By Anne Hillerman Traditional Jewelry Vernon Haskie, 14k gold bracelet inlaid with red coral [2000]. Jessie and Paul Rosetta Husband-and-wife artists Jessie and Paul Rosetta are known for their heishi—traditional Santo Domingo Pueblo-style drilled stone and shell jewelry. While many jewelers work with shell, the Rosettas are among the few who start with whole...

21 Under 31 | Ryan Mellody

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from Pensacola Christian College in Florida. STYLE: Representational. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: Because I have a day job, I come home at night, lock myself in a room, put music on, and paint. SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Graphic design. Right now I am...

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...