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.
June 16th, 2018 | 29 mins 8 secs
Rebecca shares some of the avoidance strategies she has observed in artists who don't want to talk about their work, and how to overcome these bad habits when talking about your work, or talking with another artist about their work.
June 9th, 2018 | 32 mins 50 secs
art life, lisa pressman, painting, rebecca crowell, teaching art
Rebecca Crowell talks with her good friend Lisa Pressman about painting, teaching, and what you learn from years of making art.
June 2nd, 2018 | 32 mins 18 secs
advise, attitude, critique, mindset
Rebecca and Ross talk about maintaining a healthy attitude and mindset. Stay positive and motivated!
May 26th, 2018 | 32 mins 28 secs
art, life, opportunity, personal path, rebecca crowell
Rebecca and Ross talk about finding your personal path in the art world and life.
May 19th, 2018 | 37 mins 19 secs
influences, interview, ireland, nuala clarke
Rebecca interviews Nuala Clarke while in Ireland. They discuss the conceptual aspects of her work which is fed by imagination, memory, what she reads, and the natural world of northern County Mayo, Ireland.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
March 31st, 2018 | 42 mins 19 secs
Rebecca and Ross share good habits to help establish creative flow and productivity.
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.
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.
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.
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.