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!

Britt Snyder, Trains, oil, 29 x 28.

Emerging Artists | Britt Snyder

Snyder is saying a lot with his figure paintings these days. His painting RED snagged the grand prize in The Artist’s Magazine’s all-media art competition this year, and he recently put final touches on a new body of work for gallery exhibits this fall.

Chula Beauregard, End of the Day, oil, 24 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Chula Beauregard

Today, the landscape artist is anchored in Steamboat Springs, CO, with her husband and two young boys. She traded her watercolors for oils in 2006, but she maintains her disciplined approach to painting, beginning outdoors with sketches and plein-air studies.

Diane Ainsworth, Feeding Fish, oil, 40 x 40.

Diane Ainsworth | Coming Home

Ainsworth’s canvases feature landscapes, waterscapes, and genre scenes, such as people gathering in bars. She incorporates plein-air sketches, photographs, and models as reference material, and she always creates a thumbnail sketch to determine design and values—what she calls the “thinking part” of her process.

Sally O'Neill, California Dreamin’, oil, 11 x 14.

Emerging Artists | Sally O’Neill

For many years Sally O’Neill was a piano teacher in Southern California with a deep love for art. She was always looking at art, collecting art, and painting in her free time, but she dreamed of making it her full-time profession.