Meet the Artist
Above image: Canadian artist Jonathan Munz
at the Paint By Munzy Art Gallery, 2018.
Always drawing, designing and building, Jonathan Munz has exhibited artistic talent since a young age.
A self-taught artist, he grew up in the small town of Heidelberg, Ontario. Jonathan speaks about how fortunate he feels to have been raised in Canada surrounded by supportive friends, family, pets and its nature. A key component in his growth came from the encouragement received by his parents and teachers, opening a door to creativity thus allowing for this artist to explore many different mediums before considering a brush on canvas.
During his childhood, the Munz family spent whole summers exploring national parks with Killarney and Algonquin holding a special place in their hearts. Always inspired by nature, Jonathan began sketching more seriously shortly after an introduction to The Group of Seven and more specifically Canadian artist Tom Thomson. This early exposure to nature, culture, and art fuelled a passion in him that later grew into experimentation with his own paintings coupled with photography, and continued camping and canoeing.
Jonathan Munz continues to paint from his home studio full time supporting his business Paint By Munzy, which is managed by his younger sister Laura Munz. The brother-sister team manages a gallery in Uptown Waterloo and have developed an independently designed greeting card line and canvas prints that showcase Jonathan’s original oil paintings.