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!

George Bodine, The Changeling, oil, 18 x 24.

Emerging Artists | George Bodine

Today the entirely self-taught painter has polished his own style, a self-described “painterly realism” that has earned Bodine national recognition and a collector following in the United States and Europe.
Kami Mendlik, Tucson Washout, oil, 9 x 12.

Emerging Artists | Kami Mendlik

Mendlik studied her environs with an artist’s eye, drawing and painting everything from the landscape and river to her horses and wild roses. In doing so, she formed a profound connection with the region that fuels much of her plein-air and studio work today.