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.
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.
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.