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!

Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Whooo, oil, 5 x 5.

Jhenna Quinn Lewis | Elegant Restraint

Although the past year has brought great loss to Lewis’ life—including the deaths of her husband, adoptive father, and three close friends—the artist finds and expresses qualities of serenity, hopefulness, and even gentle humor through her art.

Christina Body, Hall to Opportunity, oil, 24 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Christina Body

Body recently garnered top awards for two of her Chicago cityscapes in Paint Your City, an international painting competition in Los Angeles, and last year she received an honorable mention from the American Women Artists for a scene set in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Show Preview | Canyon Road Paint Out

The main event happens on Saturday, October 21, along historic Canyon Road, but the festivities commence the day before, when visitors can view artists’ demonstrations as they stroll down the shady half-mile lane lined with galleries, boutiques, and world-class restaurants.

Dorothy Lorenze, Gentleman Caller, oil, 10 x 8.

Emerging Artists | Dorothy Lorenze

Lorenze seeks interesting contrasts in color, shape, and texture when selecting objects for her still-life ensembles, frequently matching up disparate duos like a rustic copper kettle and an Oriental porcelain teapot.

Jeri Salter, Sale or Rent, pastel, 12 x 20.

Show Preview | Jeri Salter

Entitled Fleeting Light: First and Last Light Over the Texas Landscape, the exhibition features many works that have never been on view before, including about a dozen new paintings and works on loan from private collections.