Southwest Art



What inspires you to create art? The way light can transform an object is wonderfully exciting.

How would you describe your style? It depends on the day and the kind of idea I want to express. I don’t like the idea of being pigeonholed to one style of art—37 years as an oil painter have seen me experiment with all manner of expressions.

How did you first get interested in art? My elementary-school art teacher, Mr. McGuire, helped me draw a well pump. It was amazing watching him draw. Something clicked in me; even though I was just a kid, I knew what I wanted to be.

Where did you study art? I earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, but that was just the beginning of a lifelong study of art.

I tend to have a lot of ideas for paintings floating around in my head at one time. It’s the idea that keeps resurfacing, being painted in my mind, that gets me excited to begin work. I am also a piddler; I spend a lot of time “fixin’” to start work, getting

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Centres d'intérêt associés

Plus de Southwest Art

Southwest Art2 min de lectureNature
The Views Around Us
I’M WRITING THIS NOTE in mid-December in suburban Denver, where we’ve had snow on the ground for at least a week now. This is notable: Usually our snowstorms are followed quickly by a return to bright sunshine and warmer temperatures, so the snow dis
Southwest Art6 min de lecture
A Deepening Sense Of Place
AS AN ARTIST WHO has painted in fully half of the states in this country, including all of the western states, Lorenzo Chavez knows there is profound beauty everywhere. And then there are places that are not only beautiful but also call up memories r
Southwest Art7 min de lecture
Meet 7 Artists Who Paint The Landscape
Where do you live and work? I live and work in the city of Ontario, CA, which is located east of Los Angeles and surrounded by the San Bernardino Mountains. What are your favorite subjects to paint? My favorite subjects to paint are landscapes and s