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!

Jaclyn Alderete, Winter’s Light, oil, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Jaclyn Alderete

Drawing on similarities between humanity and the natural world, Jaclyn Alderete creates poignant, ethereal figure paintings full of grace and optimism. What you won’t find in her works are depictions of adversity and despair.

Ezra Tucker, Bandits, acrylic, 40 x 30.

Ezra Tucker | Call of the Wild

Created in what he describes as a “contemporary realist” style, Tucker's works dynamically engage viewers by combining absolutely accurate renderings of his subjects with subtle impressionistic effects.

Dane Chinnock, Exiguous, oil, 32 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Dane Chinnock

Chinnock still enjoys exploring the wilderness of his home state in every season, just as he did as a boy, but now he uses oil paints and a palette knife to portray its wide-ranging beauty.

D. Edward Kucera, Prospector’s Gaze, oil, 20 x 16.

D. Edward Kucera | Ode to the Frontier

While reality is not always pretty, especially in frontier times often marked by physical hardship and struggle for survival, Kucera’s aim is to reveal and highlight the human and natural beauty in the world he portrays.

Lynn Boggess, 19 November 2016, oil, 46 x 40.

Lynn Boggess | On Location

The landscape paintings of Lynn Boggess go deep. Beyond beautiful nature portraits, beyond expressive mark-making, his striking compositions move past the place where we see and delve into the place where we feel.