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Skilfully evoking the warm romantic beauty of the Southern of Australia has made Mumford not only highly collectible, but one of a rising generation of artists breathing new life into the Australian figurative & landscape tradition.
Mumford’s impressive achievements and enormous success are due to his ability to transform any subject matter into visual poetry. He is a avid composer and illumist, and his painterly approach extends to most catagories. The portraits are commanding and seductive. The Landscapes illuminating, and masculine. However diverse, Mumford’s art work offers a glimpse into another’s soul, which in turn will give you a glimpse into your own. These, he believes, are the central reasons why we are driven to create and to appreciate the creations of others. This can be seen in the soft layering of true to nature colour, traditional brushwork, paint handling, and strong draftsmanship.
His work continues to draw critical acclaim with 50 shows, including solo exhibitions in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, New York and has been awarded the Fleurieu Landscape one day painting Prize merit, first prize twice and peoples choice in the National Just Nudes Prize. Also People Choice Award, Clifton Art Prize 2011; Merit Award Mclaren Vale Harvest Festival 2012. Finalist for drawing, international Saatchi showdown 2011. Finalist in the Business SA Advertiser contemporary art awards 2012. He has been an award finalist in the in the prestigious Hans Heysen Prize, Mortimore Prize, International Aethetica Art Prize (England) and Fleurieu Vista Art Prize 2011, the worlds richest landscape prize; Winner of Wilsons Prize 2013; finalist in the $50,000 Ame Bale award 2014; Finalist in the Clayton Utz small work prize 2015. Winner of the Brisbane Art Show oil 2016.
His work is held in the collections of the Art House Hotel (New South Wales), and numerous government and private collections through out London, southern USA and Southern Australia.