“Right now, all our projects are for repeat clients,” architect Brian Tichenor remarks. “Is that true?” his partner and wife, Raun Thorp, asks...

Artist Earl Biss was a man driven by visions and demons. He was brilliant, charming, handsome, volatile, sometimes violent and, as his friend, Hunter ...

His name was Gus. Throughout our afternoon hike, he never judged me or complained. I could unburden my innermost secrets, and he would be as calm as a...

Furniture designer Anne Beard finds herself inspired by absolutely everything, from fine art to her garden and her life in the remote high desert of O...

Like many little girls, Mary Ross Buchholz loved to draw and she loved horses. As a professional artist, she incorporates her childhood passions into ...

Mixed-media artist Kathleen Hope approaches her abstract cement paintings from a color perspective. Through the use of industrial construction materia...

NOT MANY WORKING ARTISTS CAN CLAIM A DIRECT CONNECTION to an artform that’s hundreds of years old, but Luis Tapia continues to give new relevance to...

THERE’S THE POSTCARD VERSION of spectacular Western American landscapes, places such as national parks, for example, that shout out, “This is ...

Twelve years ago, Tom Dean left corporate America and never looked back. Now, he focuses on his passion for woodcarving, and credits his business acum...

Jill Carver translates the landscape into line and color. Her ongoing dialogue with place brings us into an intimate setting and allows us to eavesdro...

WHEN JONATHAN FOOTE DESIGNS A HOUSE, he thinks like a composer. “When I’m designing buildings,” the architect explains, “I have music going th...

ALTHOUGH THE ARCHITECTURAL STYLES of San Francisco vary greatly, the image that no doubt pops into most people’s minds is that of the decorative and...

IT’S ELEMENTAL. SYMBOLIC. The center of stories told throughout the centuries. Fire informs our lives and questions our mortality. It is of the ...

OBSERVATION IS CRITICAL TO THE CREATIVE PRACTICE of artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek. Observation, and what American biologist E.O. Wilson ...

Nature Design Series by Hastings Tile and Bath No longer do we have to decide between white or a solid color for a newly designed bathroom, thanks to ...

Blur a few details, and the Hassayampa Inn refocuses on another time: Calvin Coolidge is president; the improved Model A is replacing the iconic Model...

A vision of the mysterious light in Spanish Shawl, one of JoAnn Peralta’s most notable paintings, came to her as she was waking up one morning. The ...

The question of why people create art has led to many poetic musing by some of civilization’s greatest thinkers. Preceding written language, drawing...

Woven Open-Collar Basket by Leon Niehues  From coast to coast, Leon Niehues has exhibited his baskets and received widespread praise. Working from h...

Thought-provoking images of Western lands, figures, and habitations dominated sales as summer wound to a slow end. Auctions saw brisk bidding by colle...

BEGINNING IN THE WINTERS OF THE 1930s, Frank Lloyd Wright, the father of organic architecture, embraced the ancient act of migration. He led his appre...

WHEN THE HOTEL BOULDERADO OPENED on New Year’s Day of 1909, it hadn’t been long since there were gunfights in the streets outside. Boulder, Colora...

“I SIMPLY COULD NOT STAY AWAY,” says Darwin Harrison. This disclaimer explains why the designer decided to design, build, and craft the interiors ...

THE MASTER COWBOY ARTISANS who gathered in Hayden Lake, Idaho, more than two decades ago had few expectations beyond marking a pleasant meet-and-greet...

AS A YOUNG ART STUDENT 30 YEARS AGO, T. Allen Lawson assumed that at some point he would have a manageable handle on the technical part of applying pa...

PEOPLE MAY DOUBT, BUT I’VE SEEN IT. First of all, the chest itself is a treasure, a cast-bronze, Romanesque lockbox, dating to about 1150. Secon...

IT TOOK ALMOST THREE YEARS TO DESIGN AND BUILD this 6,392-square-foot masterpiece that is at once grand and gracious. The home is located in the deser...

Just when you think you have Skylab figured out — geometric modular designs and breathtaking cantilevered extensions that appear as if they are abou...

Only the most gifted artists are able to fold art history and personal history into a cohesive and imaginative new direction. Painter John Nieto, who ...

For artist Pascal Pierme, art is both a calling and an inquiry. Both a way of life, and a way of posing questions through which to explore internal an...