Author Archives: Southwest Art

Ray Swanson, Arvena and Her Herd, oil, 49 x 30. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000.

Auction Preview | Scottsdale Art Auction

Paintings and sculptures by some of the biggest names in western fine art hit the auction block on Saturday, April 7, at the annual Scottsdale Art Auction, where western, wildlife, and sporting works by both historic and leading contemporary artists are up for bid.
Inna Cherneykina, Autumn, oil, 24 x 18.

Emerging Artists | Inna Cherneykina

For Russian native Inna Cherneykina, flowers embody the beauty of nature, and while she enjoys painting nature’s other exquisite offerings, it’s the chance to portray flowers in virtually endless arrangements that lures her back to her easel again and again.
Michael Obermeyer, Olivia, oil, 16 x 8.

Michael Obermeyer | California Dreamin’

While many plein-air painters are highly skilled at portraying light and atmosphere, Obermeyer brings an unusual perspective on these elements to the canvas: The painter is also a pilot, having held a license for nearly 30 years.