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.
January 27th, 2018 | 36 mins 45 secs
art, family, holidays, travel
Recorded on Christmas Eve, Rebecca and Ross discuss Rebecca's plan for the new year, and how to balance travel and an art career with family.
January 20th, 2018 | 28 mins 50 secs
ballinglen, ireland, randall exon, retreats, teaching, una forde, workshops
Rebecca hosts a round table discussion with Úna Forde and Randall Exon at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland.
January 13th, 2018 | 33 mins 53 secs
art, encaustic, installations, ireland, joanna kidney, workshops
Rebecca takes the Messy Studio Podcast to Ireland where she conducts an interview with Joanna Kidney. This episode was recorded in October, 2017.
January 6th, 2018 | 31 mins 36 secs
art, galleries, ireland, selling art, travel
Creating art on the go, and launching an art career. This episode was recorded in September, 2017.
January 6th, 2018 | 13 mins 52 secs
art, jeff hirst, print making
Rebecca Crowell interviews Jeff Hirst at his studio in Chicago about print making and setting up a print studio. This episode was recorded in August, 2017.
December 28th, 2017 | 42 mins 34 secs
abstract painting, abstraction, art, cold wax medium, galleries, painting
Our first episode! We introduce ourselves, and Rebecca shares some of her history and experience as a professional artist. This episode was recorded in August, 2017.