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 Potter, Roses III, oil, 17 x 20.

Joan Potter | A Master Painter for our time

Still-life painter Joan Potter left the mean streets of New York City to pursue her art in the southwest. “I thought the architecture was so unique in Santa Fe, after living in Manhattan, and the sky was this Mediterranean blue. It was beautiful,” Potter says.

Sheri Farabaugh, The Force and the Flow viii, oil, 30 x 40.

Emerging Artists | Sheri Farabaugh

Meet Colorado-based artist Sheri Farabaugh whose fascination with water started at an early age while spending time at her grandfather's cottage on Wind Lake in Wisconsin. “I do my best to capture every ripple, splash, and nuance of color,” she says.

Nocona Burgess, Full Moon Ghost Dog, acrylic, 48 x 48.

Nocona Burgess | Proud Heritage

New Mexico-based painter Nocona Burgess is proud of his roots. “The most important thing is that I am proud of my heritage and that I like to promote the history of not only my family and the Comanche Nation but all tribes and their stories.”