Artist and Children's Book Author-Illustrator
Molly Cranch's work is inspired by nature. 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. Working in acrylic on canvas, digital illustration and children's books, her hope is to convey a sense of quiet contemplation 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. She illustrated her first children's book titled "Little Seed's Journey," and is currently writing and illustrating two more picture books. Her paintings can be seen in various galleries at the local, national and international level.
To purchase paintings, please visit: www.etsy.com/shop/MollyCranch
To purchase "Little Seed's Journey," please visit: www.littleseedsjourney.com/
To view online children's art and mindfulness classes, please visit: outschool.com/teachers/Molly-Cranch#usKByXIzOq
To view "The Great Pause," a video featuring artists working during the time of quarantine: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAMtnTdgoQE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1WizoLoaQXsH2lake3XB9yoHRR2GGPgr-ORT2OfWRAXtcxl_f93QwVBas