Imagining a home can be tricky. This is especially true for art aficionados with an ever-evolving collection of paintings, sculpture, antiques, and collectibles. In these cases, they frequently find themselves challenged by the idea that collecting demands not only an insatiable curiosity, but on the...

Last fall, a half-dozen tornados bounced through Dallas, Texas, leaving a swath of destruction in their wake and damaging hundreds of homes. Of those caught in the tornado’s path, 12 were built by BufordHawthorne, which is why Barry Buford and his business partner Gabe Hawthorne...

When the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, was building their permanent collection in preparation for its 2003 opening, they were looking to incorporate more contemporary artists to round out the founder’s holdings. They wanted work that could add another dimension to the American...

Human skulls are not new subject matter for Daniel Sprick’s paintings, but the cranium took on a more macabre significance during the coronavirus pandemic when the artist created a new series of ethereal interiors, titled Shelter-In-Place. “‘Shelter-in-place’ was the term we were hearing toward the beginning,...

When California announced the order to self-isolate because of coronavirus in mid-March, Jim Wodark watched his spring and summer lineup of shows and painting events evaporate. He worried about his career. Would anyone in this strange and unsettling time still be buying art? Then he had...

When a couple bought 100 acres north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1980, one thing was for sure: It wasn’t a home site for just anyone. Surrounded by idyllic small farms and orchards, this particular parcel had been owned by a business that abandoned it years...

Though just inland from the 118-year-old arts community of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, a gently rolling eight-acre property resembled the fairytale settings one would more likely encounter in the foothills of Tuscany. With mighty oak trees rising against a backdrop of verdant slopes, the environment felt blissfully...

When Utah artist G. Russell Case paints the Southwest desert, he explains that his purpose as an artist is not to seek glory or renown for himself but merely to celebrate the beauty of nature and his reverence for creation. A pair of recent paintings provide...

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