Alice Mumford RWA:
The David Simon Contemporary Award
2 - 30 November 2018

 

In Autumn last year The Royal West of England Academy held its 165th Annual Open Exhibition, featuring work by emerging and established painters. The David Simon Contemporary Award was given to Alice Mumford, after singling out her painting from a selection of over 600 works of art. A solo exhibition of some twenty new paintings have been created for this show, giving a strong and focussed selection which have been a year in the making.

 

Cobalt Shadow
oil on canvas on board
61 x 76cm

2018

 

 

Beech Leaves and
Apple Blossom

oil on canvas
60 x 60cm

2018

 

 

The Studio Room, Portscatho
oil on canvas on board
61 x 76cm

2018

 

 

Roses and a Bowl of Peaches
oil on board
15 x 20cm

2018

 

 

 

Fresh Weather Outside
oil on board
20 x 30cm

2018

 

Roses in a Glass
oil on board
15 x 20cm

2018

 

 

The Turquoise Square
oil on canvas on board
38 x 38cm

2018

 

 

The Striped Jug and Buttercups
oil on canvas
25 x 30cm

2018

 

 

 

The Turquoise Wall and Red Roses
oil on canvas on board
38 x 38cm

2018

 

 

Letterbox Red and

Pink Geranium
oil on canvas
51 x 41cm

2018

 

The Dresser and Bill Marshal's Slipware Jugs

oil on canvas on board
38 x 58cm

2018

 

 

Bill Marshal's Yellow Slipware Jugs

oil on canvas on board
38 x 38cm

2018

 

 

The Pale Blue Chair in the Studio Window
oil on board
20 x 30cm

 

 

Reflected Studio
oil on board
20 x 30cm

 

 

The Blue and White Ginger Pot
oil on canvas
20 x 30cm

 

Spring Morning

oil on canvas
46 x 36cm

2018

 

Light Shadows

oil on canvas
20 x 30cm

2018

 

 

Two Greens

oil on canvas
30 x 25cm

2018

 

 

Cornish Dresser I
oil on canvas
76 x 61cm

 

Cornish Dresser II
oil on canvas
76 x 61cm

 

 

Annunciation
oil on canvas
100 x 100cm

 

Warm Early Summer, Polgrean
oil on canvas on board
70 x 100cm

 

 

New Leaves, Lazarus
oil on canvas
100 x 100cm

 

 

Raking Light, Polgrean
oil on canvas
70 x 70cm

 

 

Alice Mumford, a graduate of Camberwell School of Art, Southwark College of Art and Dartington Hall, has been based in Cornwall for the past 30 years. An admirer of Bonnard, Matisse and Winifred Nicholson, Mumford takes full advantage of the particular Cornish light and is known for her extreme competence in interpreting this through her favoured still lifes and interior subjects.

 

Professor Richard Demarco CBE explains what he enjoys about her work – “Her brush strokes animate the surface of paper, canvas and board. The light of day is a basic and integral part of creation. Alice Mumford sees it as a blessing. Her chosen objects are certainly not still. They have a shimmering quality suggesting almost imperceptible movement.”

 

Alice paints as if there is a light coming from within the canvas, and in seeing the work in the flesh, one appreciates her skill in handling paint in this mysterious way.

 

 

 

Exhibition: 45

 

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