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!

Sharon Markwardt, Wonky Donkey, mixed media, 18 x 18.

Sharon Markwardt | Colorful Expressions

Sharon Markwardt began using vividly striking colors in paintings of western and animal subjects inspired by her surroundings, which for a time included horses, dogs, a donkey, a neighbor’s longhorns, and a nearby herd of buffalo.
Resa Grogan, Steve, pastel, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Resa Grogan

Indeed, a signature Resa Grogan painting usually displays playful contrasts in complementary colors, and if viewers look closely, they’re even likely to find subtle pops of blue, purple, or orange in an animal’s fur.