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!

Wayne McKenzie, Violet, oil, 20 x 16.

Emerging Artists | Wayne McKenzie

Today, Knight’s loose, vibrant style remains one of McKenzie’s greatest influences. As he works, the artist saves self-critique and fine-tuning for the end of his process, painting swiftly with both brushes and palette knives.
Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Making My Way Downtown, oil, 40 x 30.

Emerging Artists | Lisa Mozzini-McDill

Paris rooftops at sunset, glistening rain puddles pooling in an alley’s fractured pavement, reverent onlookers gazing upon a Michelangelo sculpture—these and countless other scenes have captured the eye, and heart, of Lisa Mozzini-McDill.
D. Eleinne Basa, Meadow Moonrise, oil, 20 x 24.

D. Eleinne Basa | Outdoor Communion

The paintings of D. Eleinne Basa are characterized by a kinship with the outdoors along with a soulful endeavor to communicate the depth, complexities, and mystery inherent in the unadulterated landscape.
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.
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.