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!

Zhaoming Wu, Departing, oil, 20 x 16.

Zhaoming Wu | Drama & Mood

In his paintings, the award-winning California artist says, he strives to take the human form to a higher level, often using the subject as a vehicle to express not only mood but drama and movement. For him the subject is a mere springboard for arranging, adjusting, and creating a mood in a work that...

Mallard Duet, bronze, 25 x 31 x 23.

Must-See Museum Shows | Sandy Scott: A Retrospective

Visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY, for a spectacular immersion in a chronological arrangement of Scott’s nearly 45 years of work. Sandy Scott: A Retrospective is a revealing and intimate exhibition of her artistry, with a range of 50 sculptures, 30 etchings, five drawings, and five miniatures on display.

Kyle Paliotto, The Boaters, oil, 20 x 20.

Kyle Paliotto | A Reality of The Heart

At 42 and in his 10th year as a full-time artist, Paliotto sees himself a bit like the steadfast, hardworking farm animals he paints. Having achieved a level of technical proficiency and gained his stride in the daily undertaking of an artistic career, he finds himself relaxing into the process, enjoying both plein-air sketching...

Randy Saffle, Calling It a Day, oil, 9 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Randy Saffle

A plein-air artist with no formal training, Saffle focuses his creative endeavors not on the landscape per se but on once-crucial manmade contrivances now decomposing in its midst: dilapidated trucks, ancient tractors, collapsing barns.