Interview With C.W. Mundy

Charles Warren Mundy has been awarded as Master Signature Member for the Oil Painters of America and he has also received Master Status at the American Impressionist Society.

What age did you start painting?

In 1965, at the age of 20, I painted my first “oil”. It was kind of a cross between realism and the animation of Walt Disney. I pictured a Model T Ford coming through a covered bridge at night, and the lights lit up the whole side of the bridge and sent rays shooting through the cracks of the wooden walls of the bridge. In preparation for that, I was doodling and drawing from about the age of 3 – 4 years. I did my first “posters” at the age of seven.

Who is your favourite artist?

Everyone who is passionate and works hard!

What is one piece of advice you would give to an artist?

To paint the integrity of yourself and paint for yourself, not for an audience. Study and work very hard at your craft. Donald “Putt” Putman told me “it’s mileage and value!”

What are three colours you wouldn’t go without on your palette?

  • Cadmium medium red
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Viridian

Now of course, I’m not counting white and black as “colours”, but I would want them.

If we could find you painting anywhere, where would it be? (Ie. Where’s the place you feel most at peace painting?)

An old working-man’s harbour with double masted schooners.

How do you motivate yourself to pick up your brush each morning?
Everything starts with a prayer. Psalm 32:8:

“I will teach you and instruct you in 
the way you shall go; I will guide 
you with My eye.”

What is the one brush you couldn’t live without?

Well, hello!
This is a no-brainer!
Natural hair long flats!

What is your biggest achievement to date?

Waking up every morning!

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