WHEN A COUPLE FIRST VISITED what was to become their wine country property, it had almost everything: a scenic 45-minute approach up a rural, winding road; a beautiful remote site with far-reaching views; established olive trees and lavender; an orchard and vegetable gardens; a rustic...

A RECENT RETROSPECTIVE AT THE AUTRY MUSEUM of the American West in Los Angeles brought out the enthusiasm that made artist David Bradley’s work iconic among audiences. “Visitors let out gasps or painful giggles. They started conversations among themselves about stuff they never would have...

JOPLIN, MISSOURI, SITS SQUARELY IN THE MIDDLE of the Main Street of America, otherwise known as historic U.S. Route 66. It’s famous for being a backdrop for the shenanigans of a notorious criminal duo, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who robbed their way through Joplin...

ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ARTISTIC BREAKTHROUGHS in Quang Ho’s long career took place one day in West Virginia, when he carried his paints into an autumn forest, gazed around at the spectacular beauty — and didn’t paint. Instead, he found himself compelled to simply...

IF EVER THERE WERE AN EXAMPLE OF PLACE-BASED INSPIRATION — a setting that in and of itself ignites a creative spark — then Salt Lake City, Utah-based artists John Bell and Janell James have found it. The place happens to be their home that’s located...

LANDSCAPE ARTISTS GENERALLY TAKE THE LONG VIEW — a panorama, a horizon at sunrise or sunset, a scene comprising nature’s elements affected by light and shadow. Instead, watercolorist Gregory Strachov shows us the world from the ground up, highlighting the solid beauty of boulders, glimpses...

WHEN A TEXAS FAMILY STUMBLED UPON A SLOPESIDE LOT AT THE YELLOWSTONE CLUB, private residential club and ski area in Big Sky, Montana, they knew it was a keeper. Ideally situated for the ultimate ski-in-ski-out experience, it was the husband’s dream to have a modern...

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