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!

Top Emerging Artist of 2009 | Bryan Mark Taylor

By Bonnie Gangelhoff When Bryan Mark Taylor was growing up in Utah, backpacking, fishing, and camping in the mountains were an important part of his life. Reflecting back on those times, Taylor says he has no doubt that today his love of painting outdoors is tied to the warm memories associated with these childhood...

Success Stories | Jeff Legg

By Bonnie Gangelhoff Even in his youth, Jeff Legg was drawn to an Old World style of art apprenticeship, absorbing all he could on a one-to-one basis from an artist mentor—in his case, art professor Darrell Dishman in Legg’s home state of Missouri. The young painter later went on to complete demanding classical drawing...

Portfolio | Oil Painters of America

Kate Palmer, Point Pinos, oil, 11 x 12 By Cristina Adams · Kate Palmer · Landscape painter Kate Palmer says that for her the natural world has always been “a wellspring of inspiration, solace, and contentment.” In 1990 Palmer moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico, drawn by the state’s dramatic desert vistas and ever-changing...

Milestones October 1999

The Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, WA, has broken ground on a new facility. The new 36,000-square-foot, three-story museum is scheduled to open in January 2001 in downtown Bellevue. ...

Phil Epp

Like the Kansas weather, Epp cleanses the environment, leaving scant evidence of the passage of humanity.

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