Born into a family of creatives, Mummert began painting at a young age. She modeled her older brother's work in acrylics for a time, transitioning to the lazy luster of oils as she grew. In 2020 she discovered the wonderful world of cold wax and has been incorporating the velvety medium into her paintings ever since.
"Cold wax is a soft, translucent medium made of beeswax, solvent and resin that when mixed with pigment provides an additional dimension to my work. I can paint in layers of texture, both opaque and transparent, building up and scraping away until the story reveals itself. I refer to it more as sculpting than painting."
Dancing between realism and abstract impressionism, Mummert likes to paint the varietal landscapes of Wyoming either plein air or in her home studio where she sifts through countless photo references of her beloved home state.
"I like to paint the complexions of Wyoming, and view her in search of subtle abstract shapes and patterns of color that make her what she is, telling her story whether it be through landscapes, agriculture, or the slow passage of time."
Mummert is mostly self-taught, researching and learning through books, videos and other artists' works online. Additionally, she has gained painting wisdom from multiple oil painting workshops and the annual Plein Air Conference hosted by Plein Air Magazine. She continually tries to better herself as an artist through independent study and a whole lot of trial and error.
"I will always be an amateur. I never want to reach the point where I know it all, 'cause the fun is in the learning. Once you stop learning, you stop growing. And then you stop living."