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!

Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné II

Frederic Remington’s Vision of the “Men with the Bark On”

Frederic Remington’s Vision of the “Men with the Bark On” By Ron Tyler This story was featured in the July 2016 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art July 2016 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story. Frederic Remington has long been something of a puzzle for admirers...

Kyle Ma, Life on the Farm, oil, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Kyle Ma

Kyle Ma is excited about his first solo show this summer. It’s a memorable milestone for many artists, but there’s one thing that makes Ma’s debut at Wilcox Gallery in Jackson, WY, especially noteworthy: The Texas-based painter is just 16 years old, and by all accounts he’s the new wunderkind on the art block....

Slade Wheeler, Without Delay, oil.

Emerging Artists | Slade Wheeler

Legendary architect Mies van der Rohe once said, “God is in the details,” and those famous words could also be a mantra for Slade Wheeler. The California artist creates highly detailed trompe l’oeil works that can take up to two months each to complete. The tromp l’oeil style requires tight, realistic imagery to create...

Jeremy Manyik, Standing Ground, oil, 60 x 36.

Emerging Artists | Jeremy Manyik

The year 2016 may only be halfway over, but it’s already brought great success to Colorado painter Jeremy Manyik. On the national stage, Manyik was one of 25 finalists in the Portrait Society of America’s annual art competition, and on the local front, he recently won a top award from the Sangre de Cristo...

Mark Mehaffey, Into the Light, watercolor, 30 x 22.

Mark Mehaffey | No Limits

Mark Mehaffey used to jokingly say he was a schizophrenic painter, using the outmoded term for someone who couldn’t settle on a single personality. In his case, he had no desire to choose one medium or even one style—and still doesn’t. But these days he uses a more politically correct phrase and calls himself...

Roberta Combs, Sterling Pears, pastel, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Roberta Combs

Light, shadow, mood, and drama— these are a few of Roberta Combs’ favorite artistic elements. For the Canadian artist, painting is more about them and less about subject matter. Hence the variety of genres in her oeuvre. In fact, whether a painting depicts tomatoes, toddlers, or tea roses, Combs considers them all portraits. “I...