Molly Cranch is an artist and illustrator influenced by nature, meditation and motherhood. Navigating the line between abstraction and realism, her paintings are infused with light, air, and atmosphere. Subjects include complex botanical forms, delicate gestural renderings of birds and other small creatures, and the human figure.
Molly has recently been developing her work in the genre of childre's picture books. Her first book is due to arrive in March, 2019. 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. She is a certified (200 hour) yoga instructor with a 95 hour children's yoga specialty. Alongside her endeavors as a professional artist, she has taught art and yoga in public schools, museums and art centers for over 20 years. Her paintings can be seen in various galleries at the local, national and international level.