Charlie Movalli passed away March 20th, 2016. I shot an interview with Charlie in 2010 that included lots of biographical information as well as the explanations of his art that are presented below. I am in the process of editing the balance of the material and will publish his interview later this summer – Dave Sullivan
A Gloucester native, Charles Movalli grew up with great artists, wrote about them, taught them and became one himself. After more than four decades practicing his art, he still enjoyed doing it and talking about it.
In this clip, Charlie talks about constructing a painting with blocks of light and dark.
Charlie continues his discussion of painting with his definition of “simplicity.”
Charles takes great satisfaction from building up a painting from the most efficient series of brushstrokes – stroke by stroke until the scene emerges as a complete work.