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!

Charis Congail, Butterfly Waiting, oil, 34 x 22.

Emerging Artists | Charis Congail

The figurative painter always looks to her models for clues about their inner “questions” and emotions—qualities she can then capture in her classical realist paintings to communicate something about the human condition.
Theresa Paden, Southwest Light, oil, 24 x 18.

Editor’s Choice

This issue marks the 47th anniversary of Southwest Art. To celebrate the milestone, editors Kristin Hoerth, Kim Agricola, and Mackenzie McCreary have chosen 47 of our favorite artworks from the past year.
Inna Cherneykina, Autumn, oil, 24 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Inna Cherneykina

For Russian native Inna Cherneykina, flowers embody the beauty of nature, and while she enjoys painting nature’s other exquisite offerings, it’s the chance to portray flowers in virtually endless arrangements that lures her back to her easel again and again.