Editor’s Letter

Still Dawn by Dennis Doheny.

Editor’s Letter | Singular Focus

Putting together an issue of Southwest Art always involves hard work, tough decisions, and a little bit of good fortune. But some issues also involve the element of surprise, in the form of coincidences, unexpected parallels.

Zinnia Bouquet by Daniel Keys.

Editor’s Letter | The Interview Issue

In this month’s issue, we’re trying to re-create that experience for you as much as possible. Although we can’t put you face-to-face with each featured artist (wouldn’t it be great if we could!), we’ve included interviews in which the artists speak directly to our questions about some of their most significant recent works.

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.

E.M. Hennings, Homeward Bound (1933-34), oil on canvas. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Editor’s Letter | Painting the Southwest

Ask me to name a favorite artist, and I’m at a loss; there are far too many wonderful artists to pick just one. But ask me to name some of my favorite artists’ groups, and the Taos Society of Artists would certainly be near the top of the list. I’ve always been drawn to...