Most of Peter's work is in watercolour, translucent, light filled and delicate renditions of town, harbours and boats, coast and countryside. The subjects include Tenby, Venice and Prague together with the Pembrokeshire coast and Snowdonia.
Sketching outdoors is an activity he considers an essential part of the process of producing his paintings to use his observations not only of the scene before him but also of the weather and atmosphere around him. These sketches together with photographs taken at the time form the basis for the completion of each painting in the studio.
Peter Cronin is a self-taught artist, painting for more than 20 years he has developed a pure fresh style in his watercolour painting, only recently making occasional diversions also into oil. He turned professional around 10 years ago after years spent working as an engineer in heavy industry at Port Talbot Steelworks. He has also become well known as a tutor and demonstrator for art clubs and on painting holidays. He has recently had the honour of being elected as a member of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales. He is based in the Vale of Glamorgan and has exhibited in galleries across Wales as well as in his own annual summer exhibition on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.