About Carol Cronin

Originally from Co. Wicklow and now based in Kerry, Irish artist Carol Cronin’s seascapes capture the power and ever changing moods of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged West Kerry coast.

Having lived in The Netherlands for 10 years, Carol moved to Kerry in 2002, spending the summer living and working on the Great Blasket Island before moving to Dún Chaoin that October. She held several independent sell-out shows before showing her work with both the Greenlane Gallery (Dingle and Paris) and The Killarney Art Gallery. In 2005 Carol opened her own Gallery in Green Street Dingle, showing exclusively her own work.

Her time spent in Dún Chaoin influenced her painting enormously. Carol has exhibited in New York (The Magnan Metz, Chelsea) and her work is in the collections of (amongst others) Jimmy Deenihan TD Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, and John Warner (American Museum of Art). Her work has been featured on RTE and the Discovery channel USA. Carol was an invited artist at the Arte Utile festival in Sicily and her work has been commissioned by, amongst others The National Archives of the Netherlands and University College of Cork.

Her work has been exhibited widely , including the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin, Fairfields Hall, London and the AK47 Gallery, Dusseldorf.



1984-1985 Dunlaoire College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland
Diploma: Foundation Course Fine Art Certificate

1985-1989 Cork College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland
National Diploma in Fine Art – Painting.


W.A.S.P.S., Glasgow ,Scotland, UK ‘
Artist in Residence’
Springburn Community Projects
Glasgow, Scotland Art Teacher for the project and responsible for
the co-ordination of the resulting exhibition.

Ballyrogan Art Center, Ireland ‘
Artist in Residence

Princes Trust Travel Award (UK).

Artist in Residence, The Great Blasket Heritage Centre, Dún Chaoin, Tralee.

Special Projects Award Kerry County Council Arts, Culture & Heritage Department


Irish Contemporaries Exhibition Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin , Ireland

‘Five Artists’
The Rubicon Gallery, Dublin Ireland

R.H.A. Summer Show
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin Ireland

‘Across The Moonstream’
The Hackney Museum, London , England

‘Irish Artists in Britain’
The Northern Irish Business Center, London England

‘The Contemporary Art Show’
Fairfields Hall, London, England

Atlantic Quay, Glasgow, Scotland

Carol Cronin Solo Show<br/Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming
Vleuten, The Netherlands

‘The Kids Are Alright’
AK 47, Kieferstrasse, Dusseldorf, Germany

‘Arte Utile’
Trapani, Sicily, Italy

The Great Blasket Heritage Centre, Dún Chaoin, Co. Kerry

Summer Show Siamsa Tíre,
Trá Lí, Co. Kerry

Solo Show
St. John’s Art Centre Listowel, Co. Kerry

Solo Show
St. James’ s Dingle, Co. Kerry

Group Show
The Kerry Bog Teach Siamsa  Finugue Co. Kerry

Group Show
The Greenlane Gallery  Main Street, Dingle

Group Show
The Killarney Art Gallery 5 Plunkett Street, Killarney

Group Show
MAGNAN Art Gallery,
New York, NY, USA

Group Show
Irish American Centre
Chicago, USA

2009 to Present
March to September
The Carol Cronin Gallery
Green Street Dingle, Co. Kerry


Office of Public Works (Ireland),
University College Cork (Ireland),
National Archives in Utrecht (The Netherlands),
Kerry County Council (Ireland)
Private collection of John (Jack) Warner (The Warner Museum of American Art, USA)
Commissioned Portrait of Michael Carmody President of Tralee Institute of Technology
Commissioned Portrait of Jimmy Deenihan T. D. Minister for the Arts, Heritage and The Gaelteacht