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!

Milestones June 1997

In Memoriam David Usher David Usher, 57, chairman of The Greenwich Workshop, Shelton, CT, died March 15 in a canoeing accident on Long Island Sound. Usher co-founded the company in 1972; today it publishes limited-edition prints by artists such as Bev Doolittle, Don Crowley, Howard Terpning and Stephen Lyman as well as fine-art books...

Milestones May 1999

A Girl Reading by Pierre-Auguste Renoir Museum News The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has named Jeremy Strick as its new director. Strick was the curator of 20th-century painting and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he organized numerous exhibits, including In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting...

William Acheff | Truths of the Spirit

Taos Jar [1999], oil, 7 x 9. By Norman Kolpas Trompe l’oeil. These days the French term, which means literally “trick the eye,” is so freely and swiftly applied to any painting with a three-dimensional sense of realism that many people don’t stop to think about why artists choose to paint trompe l’oeil works...

Bill Anton

Ancient Trails [1999], oil, 36 x 48. By Myrna I. Zanetell Thickly forested hills give way to high rolling meadows lush with grass and dotted with tiny wildflowers. This is western ranch country, where vast horizons celebrate freedom in its purest form. Here, in the shadow of Granite Mountain and near the old territorial...