Chuck's portrait by Clayton Beck, as a demo at a 2014 meeting of Die Kunstler von Fredericksburg
A native of Texas, Chuck Mauldin has been painting in oil since the age of twelve. His interest in watercolor and pencil drawing grew during his years spent in Louisiana. With his move back to Texas, he has renewed his focus on oil painting, using this medium to portray a broad range of subject matter, in a realistic yet painterly style. Striving to quickly capture color and mood with a direct "alla prima" technique is one of his main objectives in painting outdoors on-location. Workshops with Charles Sovek, Kevin Macpherson, George Strickland, Ted Goerschner, Jan Kunz, Tony Van Hasselt, Jeanne Dobie, and Tom Lynch have played a significant role in his development as an artist. He is a member of Oil Painters of America and has achieved Signature membership status in the Louisiana Watercolor Society and the Plein Air Artists of Colorado.
After 28 years in Louisiana, Chuck and his wife, Barbara, moved to Fredericksburg, Texas, in 2005, in order to pursue their passion for art on a full-time basis. Soon after, Chuck’s website, www.chuckmauldin.com, went on-line. In 2008, Chuck started teaching a beginner’s oil painting class and later intermediate classes in composition, landscape painting, and limited palettes. His work is displayed at the following galleries: R. S. Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX; Lee-Bunch Studio Gallery, Del Rio, TX; Brookwood Gallery, Brookshire, TX.
Degrees in chemistry from Southern Methodist University (B.S.) and the University of Texas (PhD) led to Chuck's career in research at ExxonMobil Process Research Labs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He presently holds 57 U.S. patents in the field of catalysis. He and Barbara have two sons and a daughter, and 8 perfect grandchildren. An Eagle Scout, Chuck served as a Scout leader for seventeen years.