Blogs

Welcome to our art blog page. Here you can read posts from our main fine art blog and also from the art blog written by Kristin Hoerth, Southwest Art magazine’s Editor in Chief. Whether you are an avid art collector, an artist, or simply an admirer of fine art, our art blogs are a great way to stay informed about the western art scene. Follow these fine art blogs to learn about art events, art collecting, emerging artists, and more from the editors at Southwest Art magazine—the collector’s choice for over 40 years!

Editor’s Letter | The Landscape

Spring City Home by Seth Winegar By Margaret L. Brown As we were completing this issue we were saddened to learn of the death of John Hampton, one of the founders of the Cowboy Artists of America. Hampton, who was 80, spent six decades painting and sculpting the cowboy life. In an article in...

Editor’s Letter | Scenes of Winter

By Margaret L. Brown On a crisp February day in Colorado, plein-air painter Henry Isaacs drives his rented Jeep west of Crested Butte on Route 133, his intended destination a place called Oh Be Joyful Creek and Falls. “From the viewpoint of the driver’s seat I fall in love again and again: a trailhead...

Editor’s Letter | Wildlife Art

Edge of Tomorrow by Morten Solberg By Margaret L. Brown Like the figurative artist, who relies on the ability to express gesture and sense of place to bring a subject to life, the wildlife artist is challenged to go beyond mere anatomical replication to create paintings and sculptures that capture an animal’s living essence...