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!

21 Under 31 | Michael Griffin

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: I was an art minor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Then I studied to become a commercial artist but decided to focus on fine art. I moved to Jackson Hole, where I took Scott Christensen’s workshop. I also studied with Matt Smith and Ralph Oberg. STYLE: I’m...

21 Over 31 | Nicole Desmond

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Nicole Desmond finds inspiration in the multicultural faces and figures she views every day on the bustling streets of New York City. Her model for LILLIAN is of Thai and German heritage, she says. “She is very lithe with a torso that is tremendously long,” Desmond explains. “I like the way...

Tucson 7

Tucson is home to some of the West’s best-known painters, whose work will be shown together in a museum setting for the first time.

Contemporary Realism

With a wink and a nod to yesterday's masters, contemporary realists offer fresh perspectives on the traditional still-life, figurative, and landscape genres, altering our perceptions of the commonplace.