Peter Cronin is a self taught artist living in South Wales and turned professional in 2003 after a twenty year career in structural engineering. He embodies the traditionalist painting styles, using oil and watercolour as a medium to complete his work.
An awe and fascination with the natural environment felt as a child has been sustained throughout his life. He endeavours to record its inherent and latent beauty. So working directly, on site in front of the subject has played a large part in the evolution of his painting style.
When using watercolour he paints in the tradition of pure watercolour, using no gouache or acrylic, thus giving the luminosity of the medium full prominence. In his oil paintings he strives for a direct approach on textured boards, with as little layering as possible.
Peter is also a member of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and the Pure Watercolour Society; with work being accepted for the R.S.M.A . in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In addition he recieved two awards in the Bath Prize 2011, one of which was for best plein air painting. Most recently, Peter has been elected to associate membership of the Royal Society Of Marine Artists. (A.R.S.M.A)