© Five Crows, Natick Center / September 2012
Navigating the line between abstraction and realism, Molly Cranch’s paintings are infused with light, air, and atmosphere. Inspired by nature, common subjects include complex botanical forms and delicate gestural renderings of birds and other creatures.
Painting from nature has been an enduring interest of Molly’s. What began as a study in depth, pattern and color, has evolved into a form of meditation. Painting from nature builds connections to nature in the often hectic, busy city landscape in which she lives.
Cranch works primarily in acrylic on canvas, often grouping smaller pieces together. This creates an overall impression of the natural world, evoking a sense of beauty and calm.