Meet American Painter Kristin Cronic

Welcome back. I'm happy to introduce you to Fine artist, painter, author, and educator, Kristin Cronic. In addition to all of these pursuits, Kristin served for ten years as an officer in the United States Navy. Which brings me to saying, "Thank you," to Kristin an all our United States military personnel, both active duty and veteran. God bless you for your service to our country. 

This interview ran long, so I've broken it into two episodes for your convenience.

In this first part of the interview, we talk about Kristin's struggle against the pull of art during her career in the military and how she carved out time for painting, even aboard Navy ships. We also talk about:

  • How art helped her cope with adversity
  • Overcoming impostor syndrome
  • How Kristin makes a living at her art
  • Communication and boundaries in your relationships around your art and critiques
  • Two common reasons artists procrastinate
  • Knowing when your artwork is finished

In part 2 of this interview, we jump right into:

  • The power of curiosity
  • Live wedding painting
  • Kristin's biggest challenge
  • How Kristin allocates her time in the facets of her business
  • The different themes behind her work
  • Getting into and working with galleries
  • Her new book in partnership with Ballast Books 

Part two is available now at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode89

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Easel on Stribling Series

Studio Series

Live Wedding Paintings

American Painter Kristin Cronic in her painting studio

Kristin's Bio

Kristin Cronic is  A fine artist, live painter, author, and educator. Her work often explores the journeys of adventure and rest we take as humans, and relationships that shape our lives. She is inspired by nature, people-watching, and color, with a total soft spot for the Impressionists.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, Kristin began her art journey painting at night while serving as an officer in the United States Navy.

Becoming a mother in 2016 was the impetus for changing her life’s direction, and she has dedicated herself to a regular studio practice ever since. She earned her MFA in Visual Art from Jacksonville University in 2022 and currently lives and works in Jacksonville, FL with her husband, three children, and Doberman-Shepherd.

This interview ran long, so I've broken it into two episodes for your convenience. Part two is available now at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode89

Don't forget to join my podcast insider's circle for free downloadable ebooks, cheat sheets, and checklists, exclusively for my insiders and students. You'll also receive a reusable coupon for the lowest price available on all of my self-paced online courses.

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As always, contact me any time and let me know what you think of this interview at caroline@passionatepainterpodcast.com

Until next time... Go make something.

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