A couple years ago, I fell asleep in a hotel room painted with sky blue walls and puffy clouds with faces on them; a little girl in ceremonial dress s...

Heavy Metal Pendants from Buster + Punch “Street-inspired” describes the work of Buster + Punch, a London-based fashion label that patented these ...

“When Kate and Vera started the company, they deliberately gave it the name Arterra versus using their names,” says Gretchen Whittier, a partner a...

His face was that of a Renaissance prince. His dark hair framed it, his piercing eyes glared, and a crooked nose — broken in childhood — looked pe...

There’s a canoe hanging from the ceiling of Dick Idol’s art studio, and it’s not just any old boat. Purchased from a fur trade museum in Michiga...

In a time when challenges and uncertainties abound, it’s reassuring to learn that artists, art dealers, and collectors are doing what they do best: ...

Were Obi Kaufmann simply a watercolorist producing subtly exquisite works of surpassing immediacy, that would be enough. Were he merely a writer of th...

Elsa Sroka “never grew up around cows,” she says of her Fort Collins, Colorado, childhood. More and more these days, however, her rocketing reputa...

Jeremy Winborg eagerly anticipated the moment his entry came up for sale at the 50th annual Russell Live Auction at the C.M. Russell Museum back in Ma...

Some of Ben Jordan’s earliest, fondest memories date back to childhood excursions with his dad to old Native American sites on the desert plateau ne...

The prevailing mindset among most collectors is that sculptures are forever durable. Although bronze, wood, and even marble may seem less fragile than...

When it comes to Iroquois beadwork, Dolores Elliott of Johnson City, New York, is one of the world’s top experts. With a collection of nearly 2,600 ...

STANDING ON A DOCK ALONG THE WARWICK RIVER IN VIRGINIA ONE MOONLIT SUMMER NIGHT, Jennifer Moses pulled out her portable set of gouache paints. She mad...

IF CURVY AND COLORFUL POST-MODERN DETAILS, GLASS BLOCKS, and a prodigious amount of pink — on moldings, cabinets, floors, and logs — ever came bac...

AT THE BASE OF THE MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS IN ARIZONA, the views of the Sonoran Desert feel endless, and the cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix appear below ...

IT’S ALL ABOUT AUTHENTICITY,” SAYS ARTIST DAVID DORNAN. “Passion and process are everything for me, because if the passion and joy of the proces...

Good design doesn’t only transform a space, it can change a life. Just ask interior designer Lisa Samuel, founder of the award-winning Samuel Design...

The market for Western works held steady in the early months of 2020, which is always a welcome sign for auction officials and gallerists. Yet, the nu...

Fortune destined Tylee Abbott, vice president and specialist in Christie’s American Art Department, to be attuned to the art of the U.S. West. Abbot...

Despite the diverse creative avenues and mediums showcased in each issue of WA&A, this issue, and every issue, is about place. And while it’s ge...

Erin Hanson portrays the Western landscape with bold, gemlike colors and bravura brushstrokes that fully immerse viewers in her large-scale paintings....

Through his vividly realistic watercolors, Mark Kohler distills the very essence of the West and its people. Whether his subject is a cowboy astride a...

Sally Maxwell’s images of animals in the wild seem almost aglow with inner light, thanks in part to the less-than-usual medium in which she creates ...

JC Spock first fell in love with the West almost three decades ago as a teenager on a six-week cross-country family vacation. “I was so amazed by th...

Elizabeth Devereaux is playing a major role in redefining the concept of stained-glass windows as most people think they know them today. In fact, she...

Joel Ostlind’s subject matter reflects the glorious diversity of the Rocky Mountain West, encompassing cowboys, horses and cattle, wildlife, fly fis...

Years ago, I was lured to Walla Walla, Washington, by its emerging national profile as a worthy wine region. It was a fine day trekking through vineya...

“I never like the way our buildings are photographed,” says Kevin Alter, founder of Alterstudio based in Austin, Texas. “Architectural photograp...

Turquoise Canyon Executive Chair by Great Blue Heron Furniture Sitting in the lap of luxury might describe how one feels when lounging in this bright ...

LIVING PART-TIME ON A RANCH FOREVER changed the lives of art collectors Ray Harvey and his wife Kay. With a permanent residence in Tennessee, Harvey f...

ARTIST JOSEPH McGURL CREATES PAINTINGS that are brilliant flights of his imagination. He doesn’t replicate nature’s landscapes; he inspires with m...

DESPITE HAVING LIVED THE PAST FOUR DECADES in New York, John Alexander (b. 1945) still speaks with the gentle, rolling cadence of a well-heeled Southe...

IN SALT LAKE CITY, ARCHITECT HANK LOUIS designed a home inspired by the owners’ distinctive strengths. He joined two wings made from different mater...

IN THE WIZENED, PIERCING GAZES that appear in David Kassan’s oil paintings of Holocaust survivors breathes an intangible ghosted presence draped wit...

IN 1977, FORMER OIL EXECUTIVE turned rancher Pete DeLeeuw and his wife purchased an 86-acre property in Brenham, Texas, a few hours east of Houston. C...

Waterfowl migrating along the Americas find respite annually in the extensive wetlands and open waters of the Klamath Basin, a wildlife oasis that str...

How does a former nutritionist become one of Vail, Colorado’s top interior designers? For Amy Casey, a principal at Casey St. John Interiors, her ci...

Alaska, nearly two and a half times the size of Texas, remains a land of seemingly endless open space. It’s also a destination of misconceptions by ...

Visitors to solo art exhibitions by James F. Jackson have been so enthralled by the varied styles on display that they’ve asked questions like, “W...

Often in a beautifully designed hotel, we find ourselves gazing around and wishing we could replicate the experience at home. It’s rare to find an A...

Regard one of Nancy Bush’s large-scale landscapes, and you might well be tempted to describe it more as a dreamscape, so mysterious and evocative ar...

Plein air painter Kathie Odom may be a born-and-bred Tennessean, still living near Knoxville, but some of her recent successes suggest she’s feeling...

Carlos Page crafts modern sculptures and furnishings from a variety of mediums: steel that’s hand-forged in his own studio or cut with an acetylene ...

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