Kate Kern Mundie is a landscape painter interested in the intersection between the natural landscape and human influence. Her work encapsulates the ever-changing environment, specializing in vibrant landscapes crafted with impasto oil paint on wood panels. Drawing inspiration from direct observation and infusing it with the filter of memory and nostalgia, Kate forges emotional connections to the places she portrays.

 

Her creative process begins with long walks and hikes, where she sketches and photographs, gathering resources for her paintings. Returning to these inspiring locations, she paints outdoors to capture the changing light, color, and shadow. In the studio, she refines these details to enhance each painting’s narrative. Her work reflects an acute awareness of climate change, informed by her observations of its impact on the landscape.

 

Kate's dedication to portraying the beauty of the natural world persists, whether painting en plein air or working from her studios in Pennsylvania or Maine. Kate continues to weave her observations of the environment into the fabric of her art, creating works that resonate with the enduring connection between people and place.