Rebecca Crowell has been a professional artist for thirty years, and is widely known for her innovative painting techniques involving cold wax medium and oils. She has taught these methods both in the US and internationally, and has recently published (with co-author Jerry McLaughlin) a comprehensive guide, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations (Squeegee press, Dec. 2016)
Rebecca Crowell is represented by fine art galleries in numerous US cities, including Chicago, Atlanta, Telluride, Colorado and Benicia, California) as well as in Dublin, Ireland. Her paintings are included in hundreds of private, public and corporate collections. She has been awarded ten artist residencies since 2001, in the US, Spain, Sweden and Ireland, and was recently commissioned by the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas,for five large paintings. In 2014 she was recognized by John Seed of the Huffington Post in his article, Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014. She holds an MFA in Painting (Arizona State University, 1985.) Rebecca and her husband divide their time between rural Wisconsin and northern New Mexico; she maintains (messy) studios in both locations. Please visit her website to view her work.
October 13th, 2018 | 27 mins
abstraction, art, rebecca crowell, spain, travel
Rebecca returns from Spain and sits down with Ross to discuss the process of absorbing new places and experiences which can later be incorporated into artwork.
September 29th, 2018 | 28 mins 52 secs
art, rebecca crowell, spain, travel, workshops
Janice Mason Steeves joins Rebecca Crowell once again to discuss their workshop in Spain and the advantages of teaching, learning, and creating abroad. Janice also shares plans for her upcoming Workshops in Wild Places.
September 22nd, 2018 | 29 mins 38 secs
art, rebecca crowell, spain, travel
Rebecca Crowell and Janice Mason Steeves discuss their adventures in Spain, the local environment and spiritual culture, and the workshop they will be teaching.
September 15th, 2018 | 32 mins 37 secs
abstraction, art, creative process, medium, rebecca crowell
Rebecca and Ross discuss what draws people toward particular forms of expression and how to choose your own path.
September 6th, 2018 | 27 mins 14 secs
art, painting, rebecca crowell, series
Rebecca and Ross talk about important ways that working in series can enhance the creative process.
September 1st, 2018 | 30 mins 11 secs
Rebecca and Ross talk about building self assurance and confidence, especially for artists just starting out, or when creative blocks occur.
August 25th, 2018 | 28 mins 25 secs
art, rebecca crowell, self critique
What do you envision for your best work and what should your focus be in order to improve your work? Rebecca and Ross discuss looking at your work with a critical eye while treating yourself like a friend and enjoying the process.
August 18th, 2018 | 31 mins 20 secs
creativity, personality types, rebecca crowell
Another listener suggestion! What personality traits do artists tend to have in common? Rebecca and Ross discuss some typical characteristics of creative people.
August 11th, 2018 | 40 mins 1 sec
art, cars, rebecca crowell
Rebecca has recently purchased a new car, and her Facebook post on the subject quickly generated over 100 comments--suggestions, questions and testimonials. Who knew artists were so passionate about their cars? On today's episode, Rebecca and Ross give practical advice on choosing and buying both new and used cars.
August 4th, 2018 | 27 mins 51 secs
art, rebecca crowell, social media
Rebecca and Ross discuss the positives and negatives of living in the digital social media age, and the importance of curating your online presence.
July 28th, 2018 | 25 mins 38 secs
introversion, rebecca crowell, solitude, solo travel
Rebecca and Ross discuss the importance of alone time and the role it plays in the creative process.
July 21st, 2018 | 28 mins 57 secs
art, rebecca crowell, residencies, tips, travel
Rebecca and Ross discuss her experiences at various artist residencies, their importance to her work, and tips for people thinking about attending a residency.
July 14th, 2018 | 33 mins 45 secs
art, parenting, raising children, rebecca crowell
Rebecca and Ross discuss the challenges of balancing parenting with an art career, both from the perspective of the artist and the child.
July 7th, 2018 | 37 mins 8 secs
art, art fairs, business, entrepreneurship, ginny herzog, painting, rebecca crowell, selling work
Rebecca Crowell interviews Minnesota artist Ginny Herzog, an independent, self supporting artist for over 35 years known for her unique architectural abstractions. She discusses her journey into the art world and how she conducts business as an artist, with a focus on high end art fairs.
June 30th, 2018 | 29 mins 13 secs
art, competition, rebecca crowell, success
Rebecca and Ross follow up their conversation on collaboration with a discussion on competition. They describe the positive and negative aspects of competition and how artists should judge their own success against others.
June 23rd, 2018 | 32 mins 3 secs
art, collaboration, rebecca crowell
Rebecca and Ross give advice and discuss their experiences in collaborating with others both in art and in business.