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!

Michael Obermeyer, Olivia, oil, 16 x 8.

Michael Obermeyer | California Dreamin’

While many plein-air painters are highly skilled at portraying light and atmosphere, Obermeyer brings an unusual perspective on these elements to the canvas: The painter is also a pilot, having held a license for nearly 30 years.
John MacDonald, Harvest Moon, oil, 16 x 12.

Emerging Artists | John MacDonald

MacDonald, a former illustrator, sources nearly all of his plein-air imagery within just a few miles of his home in rural western Massachusetts, where ubiquitous woods and streams offer him a daily dose of inspiration.