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 Paliotto, The Boaters, oil, 20 x 20.

Kyle Paliotto | A Reality of The Heart

At 42 and in his 10th year as a full-time artist, Paliotto sees himself a bit like the steadfast, hardworking farm animals he paints. Having achieved a level of technical proficiency and gained his stride in the daily undertaking of an artistic career, he finds himself relaxing into the process, enjoying both plein-air sketching...

Randy Saffle, Calling It a Day, oil, 9 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Randy Saffle

A plein-air artist with no formal training, Saffle focuses his creative endeavors not on the landscape per se but on once-crucial manmade contrivances now decomposing in its midst: dilapidated trucks, ancient tractors, collapsing barns.

Barbara Jaenicke, Enchanted Evening, pastel, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Barbara Jaenicke

You might call impressionist Barbara Jaenicke a painter of light. Light-filled landscapes in any region and any season fascinate her, but the Northwest winters especially suit her taste for capturing the play of light and shadow on snow.

Terry Cooke Hall, Wind in His Sails, oil, 12 x 9.

Emerging Artists | Terry Cooke Hall

Wielding 30 years of graphic design and illustration experience, Terry Cooke Hall infuses her distinctive figure paintings with everything from California Impressionism and the golden age of illustration to flavors of the Southwest and Art Deco panache.