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

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

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

Sheena Howarth

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

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

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

Sandra A

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.

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 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

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

Jan B

Courses with Alice Mumford

Bonnard + the Electric Light

Alice Mumford

Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

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Break up those long winter nights with this three-day course looking at Bonnard and the electric light.

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14 - 16 Feb - 3 days - £595 Full Request

Bonnard + the Electric Light

Alice Mumford

Online Art Courses - Oil - Landscape

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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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1 - 2 Mar - 2 mornings - £50 Book

Introduction to Matisse - Pattern + Illusion (recording)

Alice Mumford

Online Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

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In this 2 day introductory online 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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16 Mar - 5 hours - £40 Book

Saturday Life - Inspired by Matisse (recording)

Alice Mumford

Online recording - Drawing - Figure

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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. The live broadcast was from our studio in St Ives with a clothed model.

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Available until 31 Mar - 2.5hrs - £12 Book

Silver Light

Alice Mumford

Art Courses - Oil - Still Life

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Working from still life, explore Scottish artist Anne Redpath's mastery of light and use of different greys, enlivened by jewel like notes of colour, to produce paintings of unexpected vitality.

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9 - 11 May - 3 days - £595 Full Request

Alice Mumford Stories