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!

Karl Dempwolf, Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies, oil, 16 x 16.

Artist of Note | Karl Dempwolf

California artist Karl Dempwolf has a deep love of nature. When he sets up his paint box, he says, “It’s not really important that it’s going to turn into some fantastic painting. It’s just the act of being out in nature all by myself, sitting in God’s creation, and putting something down on canvas.”

Peter Fiore, Winter Tangle, oil, 18 x 18.

Peter Fiore | The Forest & The Trees

Peter Fiore’s oeuvre is a work in progress—a visual coalescence of ever-growing knowledge, technique, and aesthetic ideals. Each successive body of work builds upon the last to reflect not only the current moment in his journey but also the accumulation of every one that came before.

Eric Jacobsen, Barren Trees, oil, 11 x 14.

Eric Jacobsen | Painting from Life

Jacobsen’s penchant for painting on location also reflects his admiration for a long line of artists—landscape, figurative, or still-life—whose mastery was due, at least in part, to painting directly from life.

Rick J. Delanty, Seawall, acrylic, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Rick J. Delanty

In a world where so many eyes are glued to smartphones and other high-tech gadgets, Rick J. Delanty seeks to show us something different—something better—beyond the temporal world and its digital distractions.

Anne Blair Brown, Welcome Home, oil, 24 x 24.

Anne Blair Brown | Into the Light

Several years ago, whenever artist Anne Blair Brown thought about her career, she felt blessed. She was represented by outstanding galleries, and her paintings were both selling and being juried into impressive shows. What more could an artist want? In fact, Brown did want more.

Bill Gallen, Twilight Pattern, oil, 9 x 12.

Artist of Note | Bill Gallen

Gallen’s gestural, impressionistic landscapes, capturing the diverse environments of his adopted New Mexico home and scenes from his travels, arise from a lifelong love of nature and a deep-seated need to express the joy and wonder he finds in it.

Rox Corbett, Windfall, charcoal, 22 x 28.

Rox Corbett | Drawing the Viewer In

These days Corbett works in a cozy log studio on a friend’s land almost 30 miles from the ranch beside the Clark Fork River where she and her husband live. Her subjects have expanded over the years from cattle-working scenes to other domesticated animals and North and South American wildlife, with horses remaining a...