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!

Sarah Siltala, Warbler with Grape, oil, 8 x 10.

Emering Artists | Sarah Siltala

Sarah Siltala has a special fondness for birds, noting that each feathered creature reveals its distinct personality as she paints it, becoming a reflection of the meditative act of painting, the New Mexico artist says.

Daniel Sprick, Through My Fingers, oil, 60 x 60.

Daniel Sprick | Fictions

This essay by Timothy J. Standring is excerpted and adapted with the permission of the Denver Art Museum. This publication accompanies the exhibition Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Work, on view at the Denver Art Museum from June 29 through November 2.

Camille Przewodek, Autumn Morning, oil, 8 x 10.

Camille Przewodek | Light and Color

Camille Przewodek has spent more than three decades assiduously learning what to do with colors, especially when she’s painting those she sees in the open air and she proudly describes herself as a “plein-air colorist.”

Vincent Xeus, Girl in Scarf, oil, 14 x 11.

Emerging Artists | Vincent Xeus

Vincent Xeus' chiaroscuro style is 
reminiscent of paintings by 17th-century Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. But Xeus is quick to point out that there are other strong influences at play, such as works by contemporary masters Gerhard Richter, Odd Nerdrum, Francis Bacon, and Antonio López Garcia.