Molly Cranch

Chicago, Illinois · 82 Sales


Molly Cranch

Chicago, Illinois 82 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

MollyCranch is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am currently out of town and will return to the shop at the end of July, 2018. Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 2, 2018

I am currently out of town and will return to the shop at the end of July, 2018. Thank you!

Molly Cranch

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Molly Cranch


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Small Wonders

I believe that humans have an innate human need to connect with nature. As a city dweller, painting has become the primary means with which I connect to nature. Painting nature provides spiritual and emotional sustenance in a somewhat hectic environment.

My favorite subjects include birds, complex botanicals, insects and other small creatures. I seek to intuitively understand nature's colors and movements through paint. My characteristic style incorporates gestural brushstrokes, soft patterns, and muted forms. The line between abstraction and realism is blurred, evoking a quiet sense of atmosphere. For me, painting has evolved into a form of meditation.

I have always been an artist, and have always been captivated by the small wonders of nature. Currently I spend my days painting, teaching, and being a mom to two energetic boys. To be able to do what I love and share it with my children is truly a gift.

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Shop members

  • Molly Cranch

    Owner, Painter, Customer Service

    Molly Cranch is a painter and educator from Chicago, Illinois. She has a BFA (Washington University) and a K-12 certificate (The Art Institute of Chicago). She has exhibited her work in galleries nationally and internationally for over 20 years.

Production partners

  • Canvas Giclee Printing

    Carolina Beach, NC

    Canvas giclee printing is an online fine art printing company that I work with in order to print images of my original paintings on canvas.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 26, 2016
Welcome to my shop of paintings inspired by nature.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I accept exchanges within thirty days of purchase.
I accept payment via paypal and credit card through etsy.
Items ship within two days of purchase if the item has already been made. If the item is "made to order," please expect shipment within 7-10 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to contact me if there is something you would like that is not in the shop. I can vary size and subject matter according to your request. I am happy to create custom orders!

Because my paintings work well within groupings, I offer discounts for purchase of multiples. Please email me with any questions.