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!

Dane Chinnock, Exiguous, oil, 32 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Dane Chinnock

Chinnock still enjoys exploring the wilderness of his home state in every season, just as he did as a boy, but now he uses oil paints and a palette knife to portray its wide-ranging beauty.

D. Edward Kucera, Prospector’s Gaze, oil, 20 x 16.

D. Edward Kucera | Ode to the Frontier

While reality is not always pretty, especially in frontier times often marked by physical hardship and struggle for survival, Kucera’s aim is to reveal and highlight the human and natural beauty in the world he portrays.

Bart Forbes, Season’s Change, oil, 23 x 29.

Bart Forbes | Dreamscapes

Although he paints still-life and wildlife works as well, Forbes is best known for spare, expressive landscapes that border on abstraction. His subtle color palettes suggest various seasons of the year. But the viewer would be hard-pressed to associate a Forbes scene with a specific place.

Lynn Boggess, 19 November 2016, oil, 46 x 40.

Lynn Boggess | On Location

The landscape paintings of Lynn Boggess go deep. Beyond beautiful nature portraits, beyond expressive mark-making, his striking compositions move past the place where we see and delve into the place where we feel.

William H.D. Koerner, “The Tent Law,” Don’t You Go Frettin’, Sallie, I’ll Tend To It, oil, 36 x 28.

Must-See Museum Shows 2017

From masterful oil paintings and iconic movie posters, to immersive retrospectives and contemporary portraiture, we’ve rounded up the most diverse and highly anticipated shows for a sneak peek of the artful year ahead.

Linda Besse, Just Above Freezing, oil, 9 x 12.

Portfolio | The Jurors’ Choice

Last month we introduced you to the winners of our Artistic Excellence competition. This month we bring you winners and finalists in five categories from the 33rd Annual Art Competition recently conducted by The Artist’s Magazine, our sister publication. Enjoy the diverse works of these artists.

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...