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Artist Lance Mumma


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Biography



 
Lance Mumma was born and raised in the four corners region of the American Southwest.  He spent a great deal of time in the outdoors; hiking, fishing and camping.  Lance's father was a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service, and he helped instill in Lance a love and appreciation for the western landscape.  Lance's grandmother was an amateur artist who spent many hours teaching Lance how to paint. It was her love of painting that started Lance on his art career.  She took Lance on trips to art galleries and museums, which exposed him to examples of great paintings at an early age.  Lance's mother encouraged his artistic development by paying for many art lessons while Lance was growing up.  These early influences had a significant impact on the direction and focus of Lance's art career.

Lance studied art with local, regional and national artists during middle and high school. Jo Ashback, Bob Tommey and Lee Rommel were among the artists who taught and mentored Lance though his teens and early adulthood. These artists gave Lance a solid foundation in the fundamentals of representational art.  He went on to study art at New Mexico State University and the Scottsdale Artists School. In addition, Lance has traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Europe to study the works of the Great Masters.  Lance has been fortunate to study with some of the best known artists in the country, such as Valoy Eaton, William Whitaker and Wilson Hurley.  Lance eventually moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in the late 1980’s to be closer to his primary mentor, the late Wilson Hurley. Of all the teachers Lance has worked with, Mr. Hurley has had the most profound effect on Lance’s work. He taught and mentored Lance for several years, providing insightful advice and critiques of Lance’s paintings. Lance will forever be [...]

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