From the sunny land of Australia and creating straight from the heart it's Visual Artist, Chrissy Foreman Cranitch and she brings us a style full of natural inspiration and colour. Working in the community as well as on her own product's Chrissy produces ethically and sustainability minded works that give us an insight into her and her mindset. She is a creative and her work is spiritual in nature but also incorporates patterns and themes reflecting her native Australia which she uses to great effect in her community art. It's great to have someone who creates with such a carefree joy and you can really tell this about her work seeming only one step removed from it's environment. She describes her work as "a little bit tree hugging" but I think that her work is a statement of who she is and what she stands for, as much as a working artistic practice. Her art is full of colour and life and I for one wish her all the best and can imagine her making her dreams come true with her positive and friendly work. So without further ado it's Chrissy Foreman Cranitch.
Who are you:
My name is Chrissy Foreman Cranitch and I’m an Australian mixed media artist.
What do you do:
I make mixed media artworks inspired by fabrics, feelings, nature, love + motherhood. I specialise in creating original artworks, prints, stationery goodies, teaching art, murals and community art projects. My work is a little bit contemporary, a little bit vintage, a little bit whimsical, a little bit tree-hugging. All my artworks and arty endeavours are ethically and sustainably created.
How did you start:
I moved interstate to study visual art about 10 years ago, and when I got back home, I started working with community groups on arty projects, having exhibitions and basically putting my finger into as many creative pies as I could! The last few years I’ve opened a couple of online shops, set up a website and have begun stocking stores in Australia with my artworks and artsy products. It’s been a great roller coaster ride of trial and error and sticking to my integrity!
A Personal statement about you or your work:
Professionally, I’m enjoying creating lots of new fresh designs, prints and artworks to love and share. Ultimately I'd love to see my designs on homewares, fabrics and stationery items. I’d love to have my own shop full!
On a personal note, I'd love to move to a beautiful new home amongst nature with a veggie patch and a huge studio and chickens and children running around my feet ... I’m pregnant now with our first child, so I’ve already got one of those dreams underway! Bring on the rest!