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!

Jason Sacran, Morning Clouds, oil, 16 x 24.

Emerging Artists | Jason Sacran

As a youngster growing up in Tennessee, Jason Sacran drew countless action figures; by the time he got to Tennessee Technological University to study art, his figure-drawing teacher said he knew anatomy well enough to teach the class. While figurative works will always interest him—he won a top award in 2011 from the Portrait...

Wendy Gordin, B is for Bob, oil, 20 x 16.

Artistic Excellence 2013 | Meet the Finalists

Every year we receive thousands of entries in our Artistic Excellence competition. After culling the list to narrow the entries to the three winners and 10 honorable mentions, we are still left with many works and artists worthy of mention. Here we introduce you to a few of the more than 70 artists from...

Joseph Todorovitch at his art studio in Pomona, CA.

Artists’ Studios | Joseph Todorovitch

A VISIT WITH JOSEPH TODOROVITCH AT HIS STUDIO IN POMONA, CA. "My studio is located in Pomona on the second floor of the Progress Building facing Third Street," Todorovitch says. "The most I know about the building is that it was built in the Art Deco style and used to house the Progress Bulletin...

Rhonda McEnroe, When Giuseppe Speaks, watercolor, 22 x 30.

Portfolio | Watching Their Figures

In our November issue, we introduce you to 10 artists who focus their artistic attention on the human form. Several of these artists work in oil, while others portray their subjects in watercolor, mixed media, bronze, and more. No matter what their medium of choice may be, each artist aims to tell part of...