Painter Ed Mell, in a blue shirt and cream colored-hat, stands with his arms crossed in front of one of his landscape paintings.
Ed Mell was a student of the Arizona landscape, of the state's skies, mountains and figures. The acclaimed artist was born in Phoenix in 1942, graduated from LA's Art Center College of Design in 1967…
Photograph by Guy Schmickle
Desert sand verbenas (purple) and evening primroses (white and yellow) blanket a sand dune at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in Western Arizona. Operated by the U.S.…
Photograph by Bruce D. Taubert
This story ran in Arizona Highways' January 2015 issue. Editor’s Note: If you’re a longtime reader of Arizona Highways, you’re familiar with Charles Bowden. For decades, his beautiful words have…
Photograph by Joel Hazelton
North of Clarkdale, at the end of a long, twisting road that starts out paved and ends as a rough dirt path, you’ll find the Parsons Trailhead. And following the Parsons Trail about a mile into…
Photograph by Scott Baxter
WhiteBarn Hay & Cattle, near Portal, rests in the cradle of the San Simon Valley, the 65-mile-long swath of land that separates the Chiricahua, Dos Cabezas and Pinaleño mountains on its western…
Photograph by Peter Coskun
Spring is the beginning of time. I know this because my brother and I and our two cousins were all born in the spring. I also know it because spring marks the beginning of the year for the Tohono O’…
Photograph by Randy Prentice
My dad was a photographer, but I never had much interest in photography until my first wife persuaded me to buy a camera. Once I held it in my hand and figured out how it worked, I was hooked. I took…
Photograph by John Burcham
Hopi carver Arthur Holmes Jr. creates his acclaimed contemporary kachinas behind his Tuba City home, in a large shed heated by a Vogelzang wood stove in winter. The unfinished shelves and worktable…