December 2021 Judge
Master Status, The American Impressionist Society.
C.W. Mundy was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. He graduated with a Fine Art Degree and a Secondary Education Teaching Degree from Ball State University in Indiana in 1969 and then worked on a Masters of Fine Art at Long Beach State (CA). From an early age, Mundy demonstrated a propensity for drawing and athletics. In 1978, he combined his love for art and sports and worked as a sports illustrator for over a decade. For a time, he was the official illustrator for Bobby Knight, head basketball coach at Indiana University. He received important commissions from the Pro Golfers Association, the United States Golf Association, and the National Basketball Association.
In the early 1990’s, Mundy sought a different approach to painting and took on the challenge of painting in a more impressionistic style, going out of doors and painting “en plein air” and “from life.” This painting style led Mundy to a series of European Plein Air painting trips, beginning with a trip to France in 1995, then Italy in 1996, England 1997, Spain and the Mediterranean Coast in 1998, Vienna, Prague, and Eastern Europe in 2000, Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, France and Italy) in 2002, returns to France in 2005-2006, Italy and France in 2009.
Also there have been many “plein air” trips to the east and west coasts and harbors of the U.S.A. in the past 25 years, including Gloucester Massachusetts, Camden Maine, and Point Lobos in California. When at home in Indianapolis, CW paints Figurative and Still Life works in his Studio in the historic Stutz Building.
Among the honors, Mundy was invited in 2003 to Master Signature Membership in the national organization Oil Painters of America. In 2007, he achieved Master Status in The American Impressionist Society.
In 2013, Mundy was invited to Signature Membership in the prestigious California Art Club. He was honored in 2015 to be elected as Fellow in the American Society of Marine Artists. Local art organization memberships include the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Plein Air Painters, and Indiana Heritage Arts.
Mundy enjoys playing banjo with the bluegrass band The Disco Mountain Boys. He recently recorded his debut album, Road Trip, published by Moon Surf Records.