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!

Jake Gaedtke, The Power & the Glory (Study), oil, 9 x 12.

Jake Gaedtke | Total Immersion

Landscape painter Jake Gaedtke expresses primal connections with art and nature. “Painting in nature felt like I was home. I had the epiphany that this is what I really wanted to do. This is what I was meant to do.”

Mike Larsen, Chasing the Dawn, acrylic, 40 x 60.

Mike Larsen | Illuminating the Past

Larsen’s career as an artist has spanned more than 40 years. Although his subject matter includes landscapes and religious topics, he is most celebrated for his paintings, murals, and life-size bronze sculptures depicting American Indian culture, especially that of his own Chickasaw Nation heritage.

Marina Dieul, Pax Mundi, 5, oil, 12 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Marina Dieul

Meet Montreal-based painter Marina Dieul. Born in France and having studied art there at L’École des Beaux-Arts and Studio Escalier, she has been inspired by an unlikely source-invading household pests. Read more about her animal series as well as her award-winning portraits that feature the human species.