Author Archives: Southwest Art

Andrew Peters, Spring Hawk, oil, 24 x 30.

Andrew Peters | Wild at Heart

These days Andrew Peters is known for his luminous interpretations of the American West. With a painterly, impressionistic sensibility, he depicts mountain peaks at daybreak, snow-covered hay bales, and alpine rivers above timberline.
David A. Leffel, John LeBleu, Mountain Man, oil, 28 x 23.

Show Preview | Gold Medal Exhibition

The California Art Club, one of the oldest and largest fine-art organizations in the country, presents its 107th annual Gold Medal Exhibition this month, with more than 300 fine artworks by 220 nationally renowned painters and sculptors.
Eric Merrell, Desert Shores, oil, 40 x 40.

Eric Merrell | A Sense of Wonder

A key moment in the development of Eric Merrel's nocturnes was the realization that, since subjects in the dark all had similar values without much of the contrast one sees by daylight, he had to depict form by using color alone.