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.
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.
February 24th, 2018 | 41 mins 9 secs
art, buddhism, kai harper, rebecca crowell
Rebecca Crowell and Kai Harper discuss art, philosophy, and Buddhism.
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.
February 10th, 2018 | 33 mins 12 secs
college, rebecca crowell, teaching, university, workshops
Rebecca and Ross discuss Rebecca's second career: teaching.
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.
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.