American artist Rebecca Crowell earned her MFA degree in 1985 and since that time has worked consistently in her studio in rural western Wisconsin, with journeys for inspiration and painting in England, Ireland, Sweden, the Western US, Canada and the Canary Islands.
Rebecca Crowell is known for her innovative abstract and atmospheric work. Crowell’s painting approach is one of building up rich textures and veils of colour (through layering of oil, cold wax medium, powdered pigments and other material.) Although her work is generally quiet, orderly and meditative in its finished form, the production of the work can be quite violent with sharp tools and aggressiveness but coupled with periods of careful editing and decisiveness. She teaches her original techniques in workshops around the US and internationally in Canada, Ireland, and Sweden.
In the past few years she has returned repeatedly to Ireland, with artist residencies in 2011 at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan, in 2012 at the Cill Railaig Project in County Kerry, and in 2013 a six-week fellowship at Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo. She will return to Ballinglen for another residency in October 2014.
Crowell is represented by a number of fine art galleries around the US, and has exhibited internationally in Dublin, Brussels and London. Her work is found in hundreds of private, public and corporate collections worldwide. In 2013, she was selected for a large commissioned work by the MD Anderson Center in Houston, TX.