Born in Columbia in 1965, Mumford studied a Falmouth College of Art (1995) and Camberwell School of Art (1984-1987). Mumford has taught life drawing and painting at St. Ives School of Painting since 2001. Her 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. The works have a dreamlike, almost ghostly quality to them as they evoke a connection with memories and past lives.