Sought-after painter who also teaches life drawing and painting at St. Ives School of Painting
Alice Mumford is a Colombian born painter who lives and works in Penwith, Cornwall. She teaches life drawing and painting at St Ives School of Painting and is an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy. Her mother is the excellent watercolourist Janet Treloar.
'I delight in the mark-making of Alice Mumford. Her brush strokes animate the surface of paper, canvas and board. These brush strokes, laden with colour, focus on the ways in which colour intensifies the expression of light falling on any surface. The light of day is a basic and integral part of Creation. Alice Mumford sees it as a blessing. She knows full well that it has the capacity to reveal the innate nature of visual reality. It transforms our concept of the temporal passage of time to lead us to the consideration of the eternal timespace. Alice Mumford should be regarded as a gifted choreographer. Her chosen objects are certainly not still. They have a shimmering quality suggesting almost imperceptible movement.'
Professor Richard Demarco
Alice is known especially for her still lifes in piercingly vivid colour, both cool and hot simultaneously. She has exhibited widely, both in London and Cornwall, and one of her solo shows ran at Badcock's Gallery, Newlyn prior to its closure. Entitled 'Colour Blast', the Cornishman's review led with the banner, 'Vivid colours will blow your mind', featuring a photo likeness of Alice in front of her painting Blue Square.
2017 David Simon Contemporary Prize at RWA Open Exhibition
2010 Elected an academician at the RWA
2001 Teaching life drawing and painting at St. Ives School of Painting
1995 Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall
1984-1987 Camberwell School of Art, London
1982-1984 Southwark College of Art and Design, London
1979-1982 Dartington Hall, Devon