Style · 10. July 2022
I am painting in Maine again this summer. Last summer, I completed eight paintings in two weeks in Maine and brought home four unfinished paintings to finish in the studio. I never got around to finishing them, so I brought them back to Maine this summer. This summer, I pulled out one of the unfinished paintings and set up in the same location and time of day. This was a complicated scene of wharves and buildings stacked along a tidal river estuary. I thought the painting was largely complete...
Exhibitions  · 13. June 2022
September 2022 Solo Show
September 2022 I will have a solo show at F.A.N. Gallery in Philadelphia. This show will feature around 20 paintings from my The Meadows series and other paintings from the Philadelphia area.
Goals · 22. March 2022
The Inner Critic
The inner critic versus the inner guide.
Goals · 10. March 2022
Artist Mother Virtual Residency
Thoughts about art habits after a month long Virtual Artists Residency
Goals · 31. December 2021
2021 was a hard year and we are still mid-pandemic. My family found our rhythm and pace during this year of isolation and were able to do some old style “normal” things. The studio has been my haven during the pandemic. This year, I set some art goals in January, and I met them all by the first week of November. I joined two art associations, American Women Artists and Artist/Mother Network. I took several artist business classes and online workshops. Overall, it was a great art year: I had...
Technique  · 10. November 2021
How long does it take to make a painting? Some paintings come together quickly- like magic and some you can fiddle with for months and still not feel like it’s finished.
Exhibitions  · 05. September 2021
Exhibitions  · 17. June 2021
Kate Kern Mundie: Coming Back I am an intuitive painter. I approach each painting without a definite plan or an expectation of what I want the end result to look like. Shadows are what draw me to my subjects and define for me what I am to paint. The shadow tells the story and defines the space. I paint the shadows to dominate the composition and build the painting around them. I love bright and luminous color, but I cannot show off how brilliant a color is without the contrasting darkness....
Exhibitions  · 15. June 2021
July 2021 Press Release for Kate Kern Mundie: Coming Back
ate Kern Mundie: Coming Back is on view at F.A.N. Gallery, 221 Arch Street, Philadelphia, from July 2 through 30. An artist reception will be held on Friday, July 30, from 5 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, please visit or call 215-922-5155.
Style · 11. May 2021
Recently, I was rejected from the American Artist Professional League (AAPL). Their reasoning was that my work was too impressionistic and they only accept realism. I aspire, not only in style but subject, to artists like Hopper and Bellows who are considered American Realist painters. I saw my work as realist in subject and a painting style that walks a line between realism and impressionism but leaned more heavily towards realism. It is interesting to see how others perceive your work and...

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