The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

The podcast at the intersection of art, travel, business, philosophy, and life in general.

About the show

Artist Rebecca Crowell shares experiences and thoughts from three decades of painting, teaching and traveling, as well as her conversations with other artists. She is joined by her co-host, producer, and son, Ross Ticknor, who brings an entrepreneurial Millennial perspective. The conversations are broad and eclectic, focused on ideas, information and anecdotes that other artists may find helpful in their work and careers. A new episode is uploaded every weekend!

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  • 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.

  • Episode 5: Ballinglen Round Table

    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.

  • Episode 4: Joanna Kidney

    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.

  • Episode 3: Leaving for Ireland

    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.

  • Episode 2: Jeff Hirst

    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.

  • Episode 1: Introducing Rebecca Crowell

    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.