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!

Joan Hill, The Indian Family, acrylic, 32 x 42, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Allan Houser | Enduring Influence

In celebration of what would have been the 100th anniversary of Houser’s birth, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is showcasing Houser’s influence on other artists in the exhibition Allan Houser and His Students. The exhibit portrays the distinguished artist as teacher and mentor and runs through May 11.

Ewoud de Groot, Terns in Blue, oil, 43 x 43.

Ewoud de Groot | Animal Allusion

Ewoud de Groot is known in both the Netherlands and the United States for his contemporary wildlife works ranging from portrayals of lumbering moose resting in calm water to birds of prey soaring ominously toward the viewer.

Travis Walker, Snow King and Whitewater Bus, acrylic, 16 x 20.

Emerging Artists | Travis Walker

Meet landscape artist Travis Walker who calls Jackson, WY, home. The scenic town nestled in the 
shadow of the Grand Tetons inspires him on a daily basis. He has a passion for painting on location and a mission to capture a sense of place that is unique to Jackson.

Pauline Roche, Afternoon in the Gallery of Masterworks, oil, 36 x 48.

Pauline Roche | Enthralling Moments

Pauline Roche honors the creative process and is fast becoming known for works depicting people involved in artistic pursuits. Such works offer Roche the chance to capture people enthralled and in the moment, she says.

Josh Clare, White, oil, 48 x 48.

Josh Clare | Painting with Motives

Josh Clare speaks of beginning to discover a distinctive style of translating visual beauty—and, he believes, spiritual truth—into a language of paint. He has gained a growing collector following and won a number of awards, including first and second place, artists’ choice, and best of show, at plein-air invitational and juried exhibitions around the...

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Artists’ Studios | Star Liana York

A VISIT WITH STAR LIANA YORK 
AT HER STUDIO IN ABIQUIU, NM. "I chose this ranch much because it is right across from the Santa Fe National Forest and near spectacular and colorful country, with everything from tall pine forests to wide-open canyons," York says.