Elena Cronin is a talented artist North of Boston. A resident of North Reading, she creates beautiful watercolors and sells prints of her original works both online and in area shops.
A little more about Elena:
“I grew up in New England and spent my summers roaming the woods and coasts of Maine. There I grew to appreciate the natural beauty of the land and seascapes around me. My love of nature led me to watercolors. They are perfect for En plein air painting (painting outside). The luminosity of watercolor makes it the perfect medium for working quickly and capturing the light in natural landscapes. I enjoy playing with composition often use diagonals and swirling patterns to create the feeling of motion.
After retirement in 2020, my new adventure is to become an entrepreneur. Locally my work can be purchased at Skin savy, 161 Main Street, North Reading. I have an Etsy shop called https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElenaCroninArt where I sell prints of my paintings. I also have a Facebook page, I am on Tik Tok and and Instagram as ElenaCroninArt there I share my process and everything that goes into creating a painting. I hope you will visit and enjoy seeing my work.
I attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. There I studied painting, drawing and print-making with a special emphasis on the techniques of the old masters. One of my fondest memories is passing through a secret door behind a medieval tapestry into a hidden studio to learn to replicate the techniques of master painters. This was in the 1970s! After graduating life took a practical turn, raising a family and an interesting career in medical ultrasound. Now retired, I am once again able dedicate my time to the craft of painting and growing my small business. It has been so much fun to rediscover art and share it with others.”