Alice Mumford

“The school of painting is an oasis; a place to share ideas, enthusiasm and adventures into painting. Teaching has helped me to translate my thoughts and reflections about art into practical courses. In doing this I have learnt so much and shared in that adventure. It’s an opportunity to pass on the wonderful sense of being part of a bigger ‘family’ of painters.”

“Alice’s paintings are characterised by lively and immediate surfaces. Vibrant colour is balanced and composition considered, but not forced. Strong abstract qualities within the negative space suggest intrigue. Soft edges shimmer, yet the object remains defined

and tactile. The works have a dreamlike, almost ghostly quality to them as they evoke a connection with memories and past lives. The feeling of a moment interrupted.”
Richard Selby, Director, The Redfern Gallery

Have a look at her series of inspirational videos HERE

What our students say

Alice is an inspirational teacher. She gave us solid practical advice, and a good demonstration. She was encouraging and although my painting must have been the worst she did not make me feel despondent – quite the opposite! I like the smallish group and the amazing space to work in.

Sarah Blomfield

This course was wonderful. It was well planned and structured, with a step by step approach, clear progression each day, enabling us all to achieve our very best. Alice is a great teacher, she is positive and finds constructive comments for each individual in the group, all at our different levels, and her enthusiasm and commitment are real motivating forces in the group. She worked as hard was we did, and while that might have felt intense, there were moments of laughter and shared enjoyment of our learning – and I learned so much.

Kim Brown

Alice is an inspirational teacher. She gave us solid practical advice, and a good demonstration. She was encouraging and although my painting must have been the worst she did not make me feel despondent – quite the opposite! I like the smallish group and the amazing space to work in.

Sarah Blomfield

This course was wonderful. It was well planned and structured, with a step by step approach, clear progression each day, enabling us all to achieve our very best. Alice is a great teacher, she is positive and finds constructive comments for each individual in the group, all at our different levels, and her enthusiasm and commitment are real motivating forces in the group. She worked as hard was we did, and while that might have felt intense, there were moments of laughter and shared enjoyment of our learning – and I learned so much.

Kim Brown

To have the focus and guidance of a fabulous tutor who is also a lovely painter was great. A privilege to meet Alice Mumford and lovely staff and inspiring environment.

Ann Froshaug

What a fantastic session – one I would definitely like to try again. Thank you Alice Mumford, Jo and Treve for a very inspired session!

Gwynne Penny

Excellent session. Thank you so much Alice and Eleanor for your honesty and sharing such personal details of your own and the women in your family’s experience of being artists.

Sandra S.

Alice is super. Her enthusiasm, energy and inspiring words and voice….l’ll certainly do another course with her!

Sheena Howarth

What a great session. Thank you Alice and the team.

Sandra A

Alice is a wonderful teacher. She is so generous with her knowledge and insights and was a great privilege to spend three days with her. She was instructive, interesting and very encouraging. She worked us hard over three days and the result was an astonishing collection of work from all participants.

Caroline

More than! It was inspirational, informative and very enjoyable. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. It was also exceedingly well organised.

Clare H

Alice was informative, engaging, and the environment was inspiring. The course was pacy and absorbing in equal measure. It was brilliant.

Carrie L

Alice is an exceptional teacher and brings out the absolute best from all her students. Coming to the school is always a joy.

Lynne R

Just to say how much I have enjoyed the Saturday Live sessions.  Each one has led me into new ideas for how to work. They are so worthwhile and greatly appreciated.

Barbara Watkins

I found this talk fascinating, reassuring and extremely helpful. I loved the concepts of composting, life shaping and creating worlds. 

Jan B

I have missed life drawing so much in lockdown and your class was just an excellent way of re-connecting!

Louise Faure Walker

I learnt so much to take forward. Alice is a wonderful teacher and I loved every minute.

Frankie C

Courses with Alice Mumford

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Bonnard + the Electric Light

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded - Oil

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Active Instance: a024J00000CRz2MQAT, 31-Jan-2025

Take a journey with artist Alice Mumford to explore the intimately lit domestic spaces of Bonnard's paintings. Learn how to capture the warm diffused light of Bonnard's tabletop settings and see how he captured the poetry of everyday life as it played out in living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. 

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£55 Book

Clarion Calls - The Palette of Winifred Nicholson

Alice Mumford

Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

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Active Instance: a024J00000DzMp1QAF, 20-May-2024

Learn to liberate colour in your painting on this fast-paced oils course. Unlock a new way of seeing and creating in your painting.

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20 - 22 May - 3 days - £645 Full Request
23 - 25 Sep - 3 days - £625 Book

Clarion Calls - The Palette of Winifred Nicholson

Alice Mumford

Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

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Active Instance: a02Nz000001qxLBIAY, 23-Sep-2024

Learn to liberate colour in your painting on this fast-paced oils course. Unlock a new way of seeing and creating in your painting.

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20 - 22 May - 3 days - £645 Full Request
23 - 25 Sep - 3 days - £625 Book

Figure - Inspired by Matisse

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded - Drawing - Figure

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Active Instance: a024J000008QN2MQAW, 01-Jan-2025

Join us and enjoy a recording of our wonderful two hour online figure class inspired by the work of artist Henri Matisse looking at energetic line, pattern and form.

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£27 Book

Figure - Matisse Part 2

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded - Drawing - Figure

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Active Instance: a024J00000CkZAWQA3, 31-Jan-2025

Join us for the second part in this online figure class inspired by the work of artist Henri Matisse. Extending from the last session, this time we'll be adding rich colour to Matisse's lively compositions.

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£27 Book

Introduction to Matisse - Pattern + Illusion

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded - Oil - Still Life

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Active Instance: a024J00000B1tRIQAZ, 31-Jan-2025

In this 2 part course led by artist Alice Mumford, learn how Matisse used pattern to create the illusion of three dimensions and immerse yourself in the joy of looking and painting in oils.

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£55 Book

Postcards from St Ives - Christopher Wood

Alice Mumford

Online Pre-recorded - Oil - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000CS8XDQA1, 31-Jan-2025

Join artist Alice Mumford as she explores Christopher Wood's quest for a lyrical way of describing the world through line and rhythm.

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£27 Book

Unpicking Paintings Online Course

Alice Mumford

Online Broadcast - Mixed Media - 10 week course

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Active Instance: a02Nz000000bGCHIA2, 18-Apr-2024

Do you sometimes wonder why a composition works in some paintings and not so well in others? Join Alice Mumford to investigate the common themes that underpin paintings from different eras in Western Art and learn how this can help your

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18 Apr - watch until 15 Oct - £195 Book

Alice Mumford Stories