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Joanne Mumford

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Degree: BA (Hon's) Fine Art University: Middlesex Graduation Year: 2007

Joanne Mumford

Degree: BA (Hon's) Fine Art
University: Middlesex
Graduation Year: 2007

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I’m an oil painter artist that reflectively analyses and displays natural elements, highlighting the observed extents, differences and less distinguishable.

Certain qualities attract me to paint an image and this combined with my sensibilities and my own preference to withdraw from some of the customary, initiates my art.  I contemplate “the suspended moment” along with the indefinite sensations and affinities felt in life.  My paintings are images of natural components, with considerations about the unseen, the innate and the acquired. 

I think about “the core” and what makes me feel most real.  I’m interested in elevated senses and how by being excluded or refraining from one aspect can consequently enhance the understanding of another, revealing different accounts of experience within a spectrum.  This mulling over of thoughts and trying to pinpoint various aspects and dimensions with explanations is inherent to creating my art. 

I produce both large canvases and comparatively smaller ones, depending on what the image necessitates.  I paint and simultaneously evaluate an image, analysing and displaying reactions and consequences, which often result in visually concentrated representations, in either a raw or a more refined manner.  So far, I’ve found it unnecessary to title my paintings but intrinsic to the art that I write about personal thoughts, which helps me to decipher, acknowledge and collate a lot that I’ve considered. 

Reflecting on my art as it has evolved, I recognise some inextricably linked underlying themes.  Studying prime and definitive states, experiencing exclusion and reward, musing on the emotional and spiritual and an exploration into the unable to grasp and wordless, often became inadvertently cross-referenced.  By creating these statement pieces of art, I’ve found reassurance for myself.  My art is a culmination of considerations, sensitivities and a chain of scenarios and I hope that my images capture and convey an air of relative sensation that has become an important experience for me.  

A number of my paintings have been sold to private collectors and I now live in France.


Awards & Exhibitions

2017 - House Of Design, Upminster.

I recently exhibited 14 oil on canvas paintings in my solo exhibition; Water, Ice & The Ranges Of Understanding, 2nd -27th August 2016 at Pictorem Gallery in London E17.  Previously invited to exhibit eleven large oil paintings at 60 Threadneedle Street for a four month solo show in London. Other exhibitions include the Visual Arts Centre for a solo exhibition of oil paintings in the 'Water Series' - awarded as part of the Big Arts Submission.  XFM Best of Entries, The 17th Century Barn at Thames Chase, Upminster, The 491 Gallery, The Hospital in Covent Garden when I was short-listed for the Nationwide Mercury Art Prize 2006 and the Degree Show at The Old Truman Brewery, London.  

BA (Hon’s) Fine Art (2:1) 2005-2007 Middlesex University, London. HNC/HND Fine Art 2003-2005 London Borough of Havering (College). Foundation Art & Design 2002-2003 London Borough of Havering (College).



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