Rebecca Crowell, Two Oil & Wax Workshops, 14th – 22nd October 10th – 18th November

Artists in this workshop will explore methods of building up abstract paintings in layers using cold wax medium, tube paint, powdered pigments and other media. They will also find new ways to create textures, lines, and color fields using a variety of tools and techniques. The workshop will include plenty of information about technique, but also focus on deeper and thought-provoking aspects of process-oriented abstraction, such as allowing the work to unfold by balancing intuition with intention, & finding one’s personal direction. Classes include demos & lots of work time. Presentations & discussions about developing an abstract language, self-critique, the creative process, and other conceptual concerns are integrated in the course. While some painting experience in any medium is required, the workshops are open to all levels from beginner to advanced and the needs of each individual will be addressed. 
 
Since earning her MFA in painting from Arizona State University in 1985, Rebecca Crowell has led a life focused on painting. When she is not traveling for teaching or for artist residencies (in such places as the Catalonia region of Spain, northern Sweden, and coastal areas of Ireland) she works almost daily in her studio in rural western Wisconsin. She draws significant influence from these residencies and travels, as well as from her surroundings at home. She is widely considered to be a pioneer in the use of cold wax medium for abstract painting. She has been teaching her original techniques in workshops across the US since 2009.
Rebecca brings professionalism & a working artist’s perspective to her classes. She is known for her innovative painting techniques involving cold wax medium and mixed media, and is represented by a number of fine art galleries in various locations including Dublin, Ireland; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Telluride, Colorado; Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Columbia, Missouri. Her representation with Gormleys Fine Art in Dublin has recently led to international exposure, including several European art fairs.

Rebecca Crowell's Work from The Ballinglen Archive Collection

Rebecca Crowell’s Work from The Ballinglen Archive Collection

Rebecca Crowell

Rebecca Crowell