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 | Joshua Langstaff

By Bonnie Gangelhoff ART EDUCATION: I studied with Juliette Aristides at her atelier in Seattle, WA. That’s the most important. I also have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan, and I studied at the Art Students League of New York. STYLE: Contemporary realism. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY...

21 Over 31 | Diana Woods

By Bonnie Gangelhoff From an early age, Colorado painter Diana Woods was attached to horses. At first she was obsessed with drawing them; she eventually went on to ride competitively. “PEGASUS, a mythical creature, represents the magical qualities of horses that somehow steered me through a difficult adolescence and into a greater understanding of...

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.