Chrissy Foreman Cranitch Art

Hi, I'm Chrissy. 

Intuitive Artist + MINDFUL Mama ❤

 

For me, art-making is a colourful fusion of intuition, self-care and mindfulness. I use drawing, painting and mixed media collage to express my feelings and explore my journey as Mama, Wife and Spirit-Seeker.

At times the paths of Artist + Mama seem to intermesh beautifully whilst other times, they seem as far apart as the stars. Occasionally I'll create art with my son but mostly, it's a soulful refuge to remember my sense of individuality and nurture my wellbeing.

My Artworks have grown alongside me and what once was a decorative hobby has now become a deep and meaningful way to step into my intuition and accept myself more fully along the way. I've always got ideas bubbling away and because of this, I've become adept at creating my artworks over opportunistic snippets of time. Although it's a juggle, I feel I've got mamahood to thank for my feeling of richness - the more I love, the more I feel, the more content I've got to explore and express through my works.

So I hope you make yourself at home and enjoy your time here.

To join me behind the scenes and receive updates and news, I'd love you to sign up to my mailing list. You'll find the sign up link in turquoise (my fave!) at the bottom of each page. Stay cool, Mama. xx

All my Love,


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

2017

RESIDENT ARTIST @ Viroga Yoga Studio, ongoing

SOLO SHOW @ Blume Gallery + Cafe, April HERE

ARTIST FEATURE INTERVIEW @ Artist Meets Mother HERE

SOLO SHOW 'CREATING WITH FEELING' @ Greens and Beans, March - April 2017 HERE

ARTIST FEATURE @ Expressive Art Inspirations HERE

 

2016

21 SECRETS 'COLOR COLOR COLOR' E-COURSE - Available HERE

MAMA NURTURE ORACLE CARDS - Edition One Launched May 2016. Available HERE

INTUITIVE ART SHOW @ Viroga Yoga Studio & Day Spa, May 2016 HERE

INTUITIVE ART ORACLE CARDS - Edition Two Launched, January 2016. Available HERE

ARTWORKS PUBLISHED - Intuitive Painting Workshop Book by Alena Hennessey, available HERE

ARTIST FEATURE @ Colour Me Positive HERE

ORACLE CARDS VIDEO REVIEW @ Wild Moon Woman HERE

ORACLE CARDS UNBOXING VIDEO @ Ethony HERE

 

2015

INTUITIVE ART ORACLE CARDS - Edition One Launched November 2015

ONGOING EXHIBITION @ Viroga Yoga Studio & Day Spa. Oct - Present.

SOLO EXHIBITION @ Generations Cafe. June 1st - June 30th.

SOLO EXHIBITION @ Mama Queensland. Ongoing.

 

2014

E-BOOK - Expressive Colour Workbook HERE

SOLO EXHIBITION @ Freestyle Tout. June 1st - 30th.

RADIO INTERVIEW @ ABC Radio HERE

MAGAZINE FEATURE @ *Bespoke*. 6 page spread. Winter Edition, 2014.

EXPRESSIVE PAINTING RETREAT @ Maleny

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE @ Bracken Ridge High School

CONTRIBUTOR @ Create & Thrive

EXHIBITION @ Bird Gallery 'Everyone's Exhibition' group show, Brisbane CBD

E-COURSE LAUNCH - Expressive Painting

ONLINE AWARDED Executive Director's Highlight 2013 Australian RAWARDS

LIVE ART EXHIBITION @ RAWARDS Australia group show @ Arena, Fortitude Valley

 

2013

EXHIBITION @ RAW 'Generation' group show @ Arena, Fortitude Valley

LIVE ART @ Arena, Fortitude Valley

LIVE ART @ King George Square, Brisbane CBD

INTERVIEW @ Hot Women to Watch feature HERE

ONLINE FEATURE @ Finding Firelight HERE

VIDEO INTERVIEW @ RAW Natural Born Artists Video feature HERE

INTERVIEW @ BrisStyle Meet The Maker feature HERE

 

2012

COMMUNITY ARTIST @ Brisbane City Council

COMMUNITY ARTIST @ Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

COMMUNITY ARTIST Freelance Community Art Mentor

ARTIST @ Renaissance Kids Educational Consultant and Art Workshop developer

POP-UP EXHIBITION @ BrisStyle Indie Markets, Hamilton, QLD

POP-UP EXHIBITION @ Nook, West End QLD

 

2011

EXHIBITION ‘New Beginnings’ solo @ Urban Grind, Paddington, QLD

+ Became a Mummy!

 

2010

TV FEATURE @ Wurrawhy Artist Feature

PUBLIC ART MURAL @ Southside Sustainability Centre

EXHIBITION ‘Peacocks and Pinstripes’ solo @ Frank & Myrth, Brighton QLD

EXHIBITION @ Moxa West End QLD

EXHIBITION Pop-up @ Nook, West End Brisbane

 

2009

INTERNATIONAL Community Artist @ Cultural Canvas Thailand

COMMUNITY ART Eco-Workshop Facilitator @ Northey Street Farm

ARTIST @ Renaissance Kids, Brisbane

COMMUNITY ARTIST Mini residency @ Hillbrook Anglican School

COMMUNITY ARTIST @ Environmental Art Collective

EXHIBITION @ ‘First Edition’ group show, Toowoomba QLD

EXHIBITION @ ‘SH!FT’ group show, West End QLD

 

2008                          

COMMUNITY ARTIST QR Art Projects Coordinator & Community Artist @ QR (Queensland Rail)

COMMUNITY ARTIST for NAIDOC week @ Nundah Community Centre

VISUAL ARTS SUPPORT WORKER @ Cascade Place, Redcliffe

COMMUNITY ARTIST @ Sunnybank State High School Multicultures Project

 

2007                          

COMMUNITY ARTIST @ Picabeen Community Centre

COMMUNITY ARTIST @ Brisbane City Council

EXHIBITION @ ‘Stop Espresso’, Windsor QLD

 

2006

RETAIL @ Riot! Art & Craft

EXHIBITION @ ‘The Verve Cafe’ solo, Brisbane QLD

 

2005                          

MURAL ARTIST @ Upper Mount Gravatt Kindergarten

EXHIBITION @ ‘Urban Grind’, solo Paddington, QLD

EXHIBITION @ ‘Freestyle Tout’ solo, Brisbane, QLD

EXHIBITION @ ‘Moray St Café’ solo, New Farm QLD

EXHIBITION @ ‘GPO’, Brisbane QLD

EXHIBITION @ ‘BMA’ solo exhibition, QLD

 

2004                          

COMMUNITY ARTIST @ Redcliffe Arts & Life Festival (RALF)

 

2003                          

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT @ Faultline Youth Magazine, Redcliffe Area Youth Space (RAYS).

EXHIBITION @ ‘Seeds’, solo, Recliffe Cultural Centre

EXHIBITION @ ‘RAYS’ group show, Redcliffe Area Youth Space

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate Certificate Creative Art Therapy (MIECAT, Melbourne) 2010

Certificate in Community Project Facilitation (CANSA, Adelaide) 2009

Graduate Certificate Community Cultural Development 2008

Certificate Visual Arts (RMIT/BOX HILL TAFE, Melbourne) 2002/2003

Certificate IV Workplace Assessment & Training (CBAC, Brisbane) 2004

Diploma Early Childhood & Education (NorthPoint TAFE, Brisbane) 1998