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!

Success Stories | Don Sahli

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Don Sahli began his formal art education at the University of Texas in 1981, but one year later a meeting with renowned Russian colorist Sergei Bongart proved life-changing. At Bongart’s invitation, Sahli moved to California and became the master artist’s last apprentice. Today, the Colorado-based artist doesn’t hesitate in saying that...

The Produce Aisle | Erin Harnett

FALL JEWELS, OIL, 6 X 16 By Devon Jackson “I get hung up on details—that’s very relaxing to me,” laughs H.L. “Erin” Harnett. “And I try always to put imperfections into my paintings. Like in FALL JEWELS, the leaves are brown and spotted, and the persimmons are ripe and have lots of divots and...

Carolyn Meyer | Vantage Points

Until a few years ago, Carolyn Meyer was best known for her landscapes of Napa Valley that show the vineyards and fields with an abstracted, almost cubist pattern. Living in rural northern Marin County and often painting en plein air, she had one particular place she favored for a heightened...