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Intuitive Artist + Teacher.

Creator of Intuitive Artworks, Card Decks + Classes/Courses.

Based in Clontarf, Queensland Australia.

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Exhibition @ Blume

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

You guys, the coolest little gallery cafe has opened up in my neck of the woods this month, and I've been lucky enough to have one of the first exhibitions there.

Blume Gallery + Cafe ❤

My works will be showing @ Blume in Brighton until around Easter Tuesday 18th April.

If you're in the area, let me know and we'll try teeing up a cuppa.

All my Love,

My Latest Show

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

This weekend I installed a new exhibition at the Beans and Green Cafe in the nostalgic old town of Ipswich. Recently dubbed 'Hipswich'; this is an area filled with lots of hidden pockets of awesome, creative talent. This little venue is super cute, with bean bags out the front and organic offerings served with heart. My kind of place!

The Artworks I'm exhibiting here are from my 'Creating with Feeling' series; a collection of succinct square 8" X 8" mixed media Artworks on canvas.

This a wholly new series for me in that they are all small pieces with a lot more free, raw emotion in each piece. Rather than prettying them up to be all 'perfect', I have let it all hang out with a combination of edgy, scratchy line work, bold contrasts and spirit symbols in collage.

They were incredibly nourishing to create and felt like they emerged directly from my Intuitive Muse and onto the canvas.

 'AMETHYST'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'AMETHYST'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'EMERALD'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'EMERALD'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'EYES TO THE SUN'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'EYES TO THE SUN'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'FULL MOON RIVER'. 8" x 8" mixed media on canvas.

'FULL MOON RIVER'. 8" x 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'JOY'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'JOY'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'LAVENDAR CRINKLES' 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'LAVENDAR CRINKLES' 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'PATHFINDER'. by Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

'PATHFINDER'. by Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

 'SACRED WISDOM'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'SACRED WISDOM'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'SAFETY IN PRESENCE'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'SAFETY IN PRESENCE'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'SHIMMER'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'SHIMMER'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'THE WHALE AND HER HEART'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'THE WHALE AND HER HEART'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

 'WHIRLWIND FOREST'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

'WHIRLWIND FOREST'. 8" X 8" mixed media on canvas.

This exhibition will be available for viewing at Beans and Greens Cafe from now until 8th April, 2017 @ 61 Limestone Street, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. Once the show is over, any unsold pieces will go into my WEB SHOP, for those of you unable to make it in person.

Did you feel inspired by any of these pieces and love to learn with me? I am offering NEW Monthly Creating with Feeling Classes from my home studio in Redcliffe, Australia. Saturday afternoon classes kick off  in April. Pop over to my CLASSES page for more info.

Exciting times, my friends.

All my Love,

Chrissy


UPCOMING CLASSES:

NEW! Monthly 'Creating with Feeling' Art Class. Learn the art of infusing your work with more colour + spirit, using inspiring mixed media + mindfulness techniques to discover your unique way of sensing the world within + around you.

Join us on the last Saturday afternoon of each month at MY HOME STUDIO in Redcliffe, Queensland. Enjoy a small group atmosphere with all materials provided.

NEXT CLASS: 29th April, 2017. 1:30 pm - 4 pm. BOOK HERE

CURRENT SHOWS:

Intuitive Art Show @ Beans and Greens Cafe, throughout March, 2017. Pop in for a cuppa and treats at this quirky venue and check out my Art while you're there. Opens March 11th - 9th April @ 61 Limestone Street, Ipswich, Queensland. MORE HERE.

Heart on Walls

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

This weekend I wrapped up a 6 month installation of my Art at the MAMA Centre, Brisbane. The space was so nurturing and beautiful for expecting Mummies. I loved having my Art hanging in such a space... they really felt like they 'belonged'. 

Here are a few pics ...

  ' RAW '. 36" X 36". Acrylic, Sealer and Paint Pen on 1" deep Canvas. $700

'RAW'. 36" X 36". Acrylic, Sealer and Paint Pen on 1" deep Canvas. $700

  '  Heart Medicine  '. 20" x 30". Acrylic, Tissue Paper and Paint Pen on 1" deep Canvas. $475

'Heart Medicine'. 20" x 30". Acrylic, Tissue Paper and Paint Pen on 1" deep Canvas. $475

  ' Begin Within '. 36" x 36". Acrylic, Paint Pen, Printed Papers, Ink and Gold Leaf on 1" deep Canvas. SOLD

'Begin Within'. 36" x 36". Acrylic, Paint Pen, Printed Papers, Ink and Gold Leaf on 1" deep Canvas. SOLD

Seeing my work hanging around this space reminded me to value myself as an Artist. I have so much to give in my heart and it's such a beautiful thing to partner with businesses and individuals who value nurturing and healing also. It's like seeing My Heart on Walls.

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Now that I have collected these beauties (it was like reconnecting with some long lost friends, I felt truly happy to see them again!), they are now available in my shop HERE, with lay-by plans available. I missed 'Chrysalis' so much (pictured above, left) that she's now hanging in my own workspace again. I wouldn't mind so much if I kept her forever.

All my Love,

Chrissy x

Soul Collage - Pop Up Exhibition

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

Squee! Exciting news. You're invited along to my new exhibition!

Soul Collage Exhibition

It's a collection of twelve, heartfelt collages I created over the last year-and-a-half .. all affordably priced, too from $100.

If you're in the Sandgate area in northern Brisbane, pop in anytime throughout June at the beautiful Generations Cafe. Join the facebook exhibition invite HERE.

Yay!

All my Love,

Chrissy x

Birth Exhibition

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

Today I dropped off an exhibition-worth of large paintings, ready to grace the walls of a brand new midwife clinic in East Brisbane.

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Afterwards, I sat around with these two beautiful midwives and we talked about Motherhood, Birth, and the beauty of supporting women into and through Motherhood. 

I felt in the company of wise women and an instant connection, with lots of 'goosebump' moments happening while we shared our stories and aspirations together.

It was the feeling of synchronicity, like this is what I make my Art for. 

I can't wait to see the paintings up in this beautiful space when the clinic is complete ... Hopefully inspiring women during this incredible time of Life

All My Love, 

Chrissy x

Virtual Exhibition Walk-through - Colour Stories

Chrissy Foreman Cranitch

Welcome to my virtual 'Colour Stories' exhibition! Yay, I'm so glad to have you here with me! Allow me to guide you through my show, currently exhibiting throughout all of June at Freestyle Tout, Fortitude Valley, Australia.

 Hello and welcome to my Colour Stories show!

Hello and welcome to my Colour Stories show!

We'll start our tour here at my colourful collage wall. I loved the idea of clustering these Artworks together  beautifully on the wooden hangers. Quirky, a bit like their maker!

Artworks above clockwise from top left: Bloom Song | Heart Mountain | Flourishing Spirit | She. | Own it, it's Yours | Bloom | Elevate | Prosper. Prices range from $245 - $325. Details and close-ups HERE.

 Our Purpose is Love, Cave Light. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014

Our Purpose is Love, Cave Light. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014

Further down the olive wall are two more collages; two of my all time favourites! I hope you can come and see these in person if you're in town ... the colours are so vibrant and the silver leafing just glows.

Left to right (above): Our Purpose is Love | Cave Light. Both $325. Details and close-ups HERE.

 The Great Emergence. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch. 2013

The Great Emergence. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch. 2013

Since this is a pretty big space, we're taking a walk down the hall now to meet The Great Emergence (above). The way the overhead light picks up the thick, juicy textures in this canvas makes it feel so alive and rich. Yummo!

$1150. Details and close-ups HERE.

 Left Raw, Right Begin Within. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Left Raw, Right Begin Within. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

To get an idea of scale, here we are at the front entrance of Freestyle Tout; a wickedly decadent dessert restaurant-come-gallery. I've picked two large, feature Artworks for this front wall, overlooking the panoramic glass windows opposite. These Artworks are both richly textured and the lighting above and opposite, picks up the gold leafing and texture exquisitely. I love having these paintings nearby the ginormous hanging plant; seriously this thing must weigh a tonne!

Left to right above: Raw | Begin Within. Both $2600. Details and close-ups HERE.

 Dream Catcher. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Dream Catcher. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Following the mocha wall along, we reach Dream Catcher. She's a really special one for me, marking the point in my career when I started to introduce my own personal affirmations into my paintings. She's a big, colourful feature piece and looks beautiful on this wall, standing proudly by herself.

Dream Catcher. $2400. Details and close-ups HERE.

 Left to right: Sky Mountain, Imperfect is the New Perfect, She Buds, She Blooms. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Left to right: Sky Mountain, Imperfect is the New Perfect, She Buds, She Blooms. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Turn right and we're on the wall, overlooking where the dessert magic happens (above). Here, you'll find Sky Mountain | Imperfect is the New Perfect | She Buds, She Blooms. Priced from $750. Details and close-ups HERE.

Here is the Artwork that got me back into collaging again in 2014. Meet, Shine (above). Short, sweet and blasting out the Love! $245. Details and close-ups HERE.

 Serene. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch. 2014.

Serene. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch. 2014.

Next, I'm proud to share with you the lovely Serene. She glimmers with gold and texture; a lovely contrast of warms and cools and Mother Nature. I almost want to keep her for myself, but she's too big for my house, so I hope she will find a beautiful, airy new home to live in.

Serene (above). $2400. Details and close-ups HERE.

 Owning my Magnificence. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Owning my Magnificence. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Now we're heading down into a lovely, intimate area in the venue. This is the place I've chosen to share my more feminine, personal paintings ... the ones I feel reflect the more vulnerable, budding part of myself. Here we go ... beginning with Owning my Magnificence (above). $1400.

 Expressive Love. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Expressive Love. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Here I am smiling away with Expressive Love ... A loving ode to my Poppy, who recently passed away. I filmed the entire making of this painting over a month which became the subsequent demo painting for my Expressive Painting E-Course.

Expressive Love (above) $1800. Details and close-ups HERE.

 Myself, My Light. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Myself, My Light. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Next in this room is Myself, My Light; my first self-portrait painting in over 10 years. Eek! I feel a bit vulnerable sharing this one, but I no longer wish to hide in the dark.  It's time to shine.

Myself, My Light. $1150

 Wonderland. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

Wonderland. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2014.

This Artwork is, quite possibly, my favourite collage ever. If only you could see how alive and vibrant it is in person, it's like stepping into another world full of neon awesome. She's called, Wonderland. $375.

Nearing the end of my show, we reach the giant, fluffy cherry wall at the end of the intimate room. I can't tell you how striking this wall is, it makes me salivate with deliciousness! Here is the deeply personal and rich Chrysalis; a painting about my dreams and hopes for the future with my family.

Chrysalis (above) $2600. Details and close-ups HERE.

 Sanctuary. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2013.

Sanctuary. Chrissy Foreman Cranitch, 2013.

Finally, we end with Sanctuary ... an Artwork I love so much, it's one of the very few paintings I just cannot part with! Sanctuary was the very first large-scale, scenic inspired Artwork I created after becoming a Mumma. It represents such a deep and rich time in my emergence as an Artist, Mother and Nature-Lover. (Not for sale).

So, I hope you've enjoyed a snapshot of my show! I've returned home from my 'Meet the Artist' exhibition event this afternoon with a full heart, feeling grateful for the connections I've made through my Art and colourful storytelling. If you are in Brisbane throughout all of June, I hope you can come check out my heartfelt work. Your invite is HERE.

P.s. If you go check it out, I'd love to hear from you ... Do you have a favourite? I love how everyone connects with something meaningful to them. Such a lovely way to share and connect.

Love, Chrissy x

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Upcoming: Expressive Painting E-Course. Registration now open for next supported journey starting July 14th! $240 for 6 weeks of heartfelt painting and connection with like-minded people. Details HERE.