Art West







Art West

Art West

PainTing BADass Color - Visionary Landscapes of the West & Beyond


Arthur James West - "Art"
(Listed in the Artist Blue Book as Alan Heuer)

Art West Studio
112 West San Francisco Street, Suite 109
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87108

I've loved America since I was a kid. The beauty, the grandeur. Yeah, the corny stuff -- from sea to shining sea, purple mountains majesty and all that.

I used to travel a lot with my folks and have been to 48 contiguous states. I used to gaze out the window of our old '58 Chev and imagine putting it all to paint, I dreamed America! I remember sitting out in front of the Tetons in the mid 60s pushing some paint around on a piece of masonite. To be a painter you have to paint! And folks now consider me a master oil painter. I've been painting the West for over 40 years and a little bit of New York City and other places thrown in.

Originaly from Wyoming, I went of to New York City and trained and performed as a classical clarinet player. Even did Carnegie. But, I missed the West and I wanted to paint.

So I left the City, and arrived in northern New Mexico in 2000 where I immersed myself in the Taos art scene and began to develop my own painting style. In a short time I established myself as a contemporary of the original Taos School. Now considered a Taos Icon, I won the 2006 Taos Fall Arts Festival "Taos Invites Taos" (now Taos Select) best representational painting the first time I entered.

In 2013 I took on the professional name Arthur James West (Art West). I am listed in The Artist's Bluebook as Alan Heuer. Folks just cannot say or spell my last name. I want to be found and Art West seems to fit. No, I'm not a cowboy even though I grew up in Lander, Wyoming, and I love the West. And, I do like to wear a cowboy hat. Like the way it keeps the sun and rain off my face. And I've had a couple of horses, but truly I'm a painter. I like the romance of it all. The West and paint! I Dreamed America!

In 2013 after the name change, I moved my studio to Santa Fe, to the Plaza Mercado, Suite 109, 112 W. San Francisco Street (one block south of the main Santa Fe Plaza). Time to bring this stuff to America, especially those who love its land, its places and people and old trucks and the great, beautiful potential of this place, the spirit, the love.

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Taos Gorge Light by Art West


Yellow Truck Square by Art West


Wishful Thinking by Art West


Cia's Music House by Art West


Rainbow of Rain by Art James West


War is Peace by Art West


Taos Fields of Yellow by Art West


Sangr de Christo Passage by Art West


God Rays on a Blue Roof by Art West


Taos Gorge Journey by Art West


The Emancipation of Christ by Art West


The Music Room by Art West


Raging Solitude by Art West


Taos Red Roofs by Art West


Lander 2000 by Art West


Taos Inn Monsoon by Art James West


The Long Road to Santa Fe by Art West


Adobe, Shadows and a Blue Window by Art West


Taos Wolf Moon by Art West


When Jupiter Aligns with Mars by Art West


Oz, An American Fairy Tale by Art West


Divergent Paths by Art West


A Yellow Truck with a Red Moon in Ranchos by Art West


New Mexico Cloud Patterns by Art James West


The Commute by Art West


Afternoon Thunder by Art James West


Shiprock Vista by Art West


Purple Rain by Art James West


Taos Gorge - Pastel Sky by Art James West


Santa Fe Baldy by Art James West


Santa Fe Baldy - Detail by Art James West


Evening Shadows on a Round Taos House by Art James West


In the Shadow of St. Francis by Art West


Journey Along the Road to Infinity by Art James West


Blue Apache by Art James West


Taos Joy Ride with Yellow and Orange Trucks by Art West


Guys Dolls and Pink Adobe by Art James West


Yellow Truck by Art James West


Taos Blue Truck at Dusk by Art West


Cliff House by Art James West


Wigwam Motel by Art James West


Red Truck by Art James West


I Love New York City Jazz by Art James West


I Dreamed America by Art James West


A Teal Truck in Taos by Art James West


Skyfall Double Vision by Art James West


Trucks in Oz by Art James West


Ballooning on the Rio Grande by Art James West