Author Archives: Southwest Art

Angela Babby, Last Best Mirror Guy, enameled art glass, 12 x 12.

Show Preview | Cowgirl Up!

In a nod to women artists everywhere, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum celebrates women and their rightful place in the western art world with its annual Cowgirl Up! Art From the Other Half of the West show and sale next month.

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.

Cathedral by Bart Forbes.

Editor’s Letter | The Beauty of Winter

In this month’s special section on landscape painting, which starts on page 66, you’ll find many scenic views to peruse. And whether you share my appreciation for winter’s beauty or not, I hope you’ll share my admiration for the talent of these painters.

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.


Show Preview | Dreaming in French

Arts at Denver hosts Dreaming in French, Dreaming of Love, beginning on Friday, February 10, with an artists’ reception from 5 to 9 p.m. All of the gallery’s 35 artists, including new recruits Scott Mattlin and Lindsey Bittner Graham, were invited to contribute pieces that capture the essence of France.