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 is the author (with Jerry McLaughlin) of the most comprehensive guide to atists using cold wax medium, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations (Squeegee press, Dec. 2016). She currently is co-owner of the online learning platform, Cold Wax Academy.
Rebecca Crowell is represented by fine art galleries in numerous US cities, including Santa Fe, Chicago, Atlanta, and Telluride, Colorado as well as in Dublin, Ireland. Her paintings are included in thousands of private, public and corporate collections. She has been awarded 13 artist residencies since 2001, in the US, Spain, Sweden and Ireland, and has been commissioned by the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, for six 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, Don Ticknor, have recently moved to a 100 year-old adobe home in northern New Mexico, where her new studio is gradually becoming messy. Please visit her website to view her work.
November 3rd, 2018 | 27 mins 45 secs
art, rebecca crowell, scams, schemes
Rebecca and Ross discuss common scams and schemes in the art world.
October 27th, 2018 | 29 mins 2 secs
art, business, prices, rebecca crowell, value
Rebecca and Ross discuss the tricky business of how to value and price your work, unofficial rules of the art world and tricks of the trade.
October 20th, 2018 | 27 mins 12 secs
abstraction, art, rebecca crowell, travel
Rebecca and Ross dive into the nuts and bolts and explore the process of bringing experiences from unique settings into the studio.
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.