Co-Host of The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell
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.
Rebecca Crowell has hosted 245 Episodes.
Episode 21: Michael Geddis Interview, Science Meets Art
May 12th, 2018 | 34 mins 8 secs
art, drawing, ireland, michael geddis, science
Rebecca interviews Michael Geddis, an Irish artist who produces extremely intricate drawings based on microscopic observations. He discusses the specialized equipment he uses, his methods, and what inspires his work.
Episode 20: Finding Personal Voice
May 5th, 2018 | 32 mins 51 secs
art, brand, painting, personal voice, rebecca crowell, style
Rebecca and Ross discuss personal voice in painting, what it is and how to find it.
Episode 19: Unarmed and Fabulous! Mary Duffy Interview
April 28th, 2018 | 33 mins 40 secs
abstraction, disabilities, mary duffy, rebecca crowell
Rebecca talks with Mary Duffy, an Irish painter from Wicklow who works in abstraction and landscape. Mary was born with no arms, and says "I paint with my eyes and my heart."
Episode 18: Surviving Travel Hell
April 21st, 2018 | 32 mins 28 secs
art, ireland, travel
Rebecca's return trip from Ireland did not go quite as planned. She discusses her travel troubles with Ross and offers some"live and learn" tips from her experience.
Episode 17: Being Professional
April 14th, 2018 | 35 mins 59 secs
art, galleries, mind set, online marketing, professionalism
Rebecca and Ross discuss how to enter the art world and present yourself as a professional.
Episode 16: The Future of Squeegee Press: Rebecca chats with Jerry McLaughlin
April 7th, 2018 | 42 mins 28 secs
Rebecca chats with her co-author and business partner, Jerry McLaughlin, about cold wax, their work both as artists and entrepreneurs, and the future of Squeegee Press.
Episode 15: Habits of Successful Artists
March 31st, 2018 | 42 mins 19 secs
Rebecca and Ross share good habits to help establish creative flow and productivity.
Episode 14: Diving Into Abstraction, Part 2
March 24th, 2018 | 37 mins 32 secs
abstraction, rebecca crowell, teaching
Rebecca and Ross continue their conversation on abstraction, focusing on various approaches and ways of understanding abstract work.
Episode 13: Diving Into Abstraction, Part 1
March 17th, 2018 | 56 mins 43 secs
abstraction, early work, rebecca crowell
Rebecca and Ross respond to a listener request for a more in-depth discussion on abstraction.
Episode 12: Janice Mason Steeves Interview
March 12th, 2018 | 45 mins 30 secs
Rebecca interviews Janice Mason Steeves while visiting New Mexico. They discuss Janice's life, travels, and her career as an artist.
Episode 11: Finishing Your Work
March 3rd, 2018 | 38 mins 6 secs
art, finishing work, rebecca crowell, titles
Rebecca Crowell and co-host Ross Ticknor discuss completing a painting, how to tell when it is finished, select a title, and prepare it for sale.
Episode 10: Kai Harper Interview, Buddhism and Art
February 24th, 2018 | 41 mins 9 secs
art, buddhism, kai harper, rebecca crowell
Rebecca Crowell and Kai Harper discuss art, philosophy, and Buddhism.
Episode 9: All About Teaching, Part 2: The Workshop Experience
February 17th, 2018 | 32 mins 53 secs
abstraction, minimalism, rebecca crowell, teaching, workshops
Rebecca and Ross continue their discussion on teaching. This episode focuses the intense and highly focused personal interaction that takes place during a workshop.
Episode 8: All About Teaching, Part 1
February 10th, 2018 | 33 mins 12 secs
college, rebecca crowell, teaching, university, workshops
Rebecca and Ross discuss Rebecca's second career: teaching.
Episode 7: An Artistic Marriage: Debra Fritts/ Frank Shelton Interview
February 3rd, 2018 | 39 mins 8 secs
art, marriage, new mexico
Debra Fritts and Frank Shelton discuss their shared love of art, New Mexico, and each other.
Episode 6: Balancing Work, Travel, and Family Time
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.