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 | Josh Elliott

By Bonnie Gangelhoff You might be tempted to think that Montana-based landscape painter Josh Elliott had a head start, growing up the son of successful wildlife painter Steve Elliott. But doing so would discount the innate talent, unique vision, and unrelenting hard work of the younger Elliott, whose impressionistic oil-on-canvas scenes portray the grandeur...

21 Under 31 | Jonathan Laidacker

ART EDUCATION: Masters of fine arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. STYLE: Trompe l’oeil. MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE WAY YOU WORK: I work a lot from photographs, but I also use the photo as a prop in the painting. I present the photo instead of denying I am...

30 Years of Southwest Art

By Bonnie Gangelhoff, Kristin Bucher, Margaret L. Brown On the occasion of Southwest Art’s 30th anniversary, we take a fond look back at what has transpired in these pages over the past 360 issues. We begin with a decade-by-decade chronicle of the development of the magazine and the art market over the last 30...