Charles Meanwell has painted his surroundings for the last 40 years in a style that is characterized by gestural brushwork expressed with minimal means. His immediate style is reminiscent of the work of David Milne, Milton Avery, and Barker Fairley, the latter being an important mentor to Meanwell. In addition to painting his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Meanwell has completed several site specific projects situated in Newfoundland, Georgian Bay and the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Charles Meanwell was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1946 and currently resides in Hamilton. Museum exhibitions include Painting Hamilton at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2014; On the Ground, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario, 2010; Windsor Paintings, Windsor Art Gallery, Ontario, 2008 and Things Seen, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, 1995.