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!

Kyle Polzin, Trailblazer, oil, 44 x 35.

The Interview Issue

For this year’s interview issue, we selected four people in the world of western art who intrigued us: an artist with skyrocketing prices and popularity, a gallery owner finding innovative ways to do business, and two museum leaders whose institutions are mounting buzz-worthy exhibitions. Listen in on the conversations as we talk to these...

Kathryn Stats, Towers of Zion, oil, 30 x 24.

Kathryn Stats | A Life in Art

When Utah artist Kathryn Stats was a young girl, she recalls her mother offering a word of advice about career choices: Don’t become an artist. Very few people make a living at it, she warned. “Become a nurse or teacher, so you can always support your children if something happens to your husband,” she...

Kim VanDerHoek, Lakeville Road Blues, oil, 8 x 10.

Emerging Artists | Kim VanDerHoek

Californian Kim VanDerHoek recalls that one of her college professors once asked the class to write an essay answering the question, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” VanDerHoek says a vision came to mind immediately: “I saw myself sitting in front of an easel, painting,” she says. “I’ve held onto that image...