About Cape Cod Folk Art

Charles Munro is a self taught artist who works in the medium of painted wood and painted mixed media sculpture. Sometimes he makes or carves the wood, and sometimes he finds objects that need painting.

The range of Munro's creations and inventiveness is constantly extending. He has made large life-size people decorated in found trimmings, ten foot long tables, benches, wardrobes and small ceramic vases, all painted just the way he likes them.

Munro's work is characterized by a sincere and bold style. His favorite subjects include several themes, notably: American History, animals, the Civil War and sports events.

The lack of formal training in art school has made way for his interest in design rather than optical realism, and he has created an unpretentious approach to making art his own way

Charles Munro's family history traces back to John Hart, who signed the Declaration of Independence, and his family tree has ancestors on both sides of the Civil War. Charles went right into work after high school and in the last thirty five years, has had many interesting jobs including: glass glazier, carpenter, and dairy farmer.