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 ...

Decorative Security Doors by REMO Despite the beauty of this door, it’s no delicate flower. These security doors by REMO protect your family while l...

Collectors of Western artworks showed signs of selectivity at auctions staged in the waning weeks of 2019. A battle of wills among bidders saw a gem b...

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 ...

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 icon...

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 back...

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...

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-ba...

LANDSCAPE ARTISTS GENERALLY TAKE THE LONG VIEW — a panorama, a horizon at sunrise or sunset, a scene comprising nature’s elements affected by ligh...

Custom furniture maker Scott E. Armstrong may live and work in the town of Powell, Wyoming, but don’t necessarily expect him to craft you an item th...

Debra Box enjoys a reputation as a museum-quality artist in beadwork and parfleche — painted rawhide containers, so named by French traders because ...

Woodcuts and linocuts by Tom Killion miraculously bridge the 5,000 miles and two centuries separating present-day California and late-Edo-period Japan...

Jared Brady doesn’t have to travel far from home to find subjects for his plein-air and studio landscapes. “Usually,” he says, “I’m out pain...

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