Molly Cranch is an artist, educator and children's book author-illustrator. Her influences include nature, mindfulness and motherhood. Navigating the line between abstraction and realism, her work is infused with light, air, and atmosphere. Subjects include complex botanical forms and delicate gestural renderings of birds and other small creatures. Whatever form her work takes, her hope is to convey a message of healing and connection through nature.
Molly received her BFA in painting from Washington University in St. Louis and a K-12 certificate in art education from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Alongside her endeavors as a professional artist, she has taught art and yoga in public schools, museums and art centers for over 20 years. Recently she illustrated her first children's book titled "Little Seed's Journey," and is currently writing and illustrating two more books. Her paintings can be seen in various galleries at the local, national and international level.