Connecting to Nature, One Painting at a Time
Artist Faith Rumm has been interweaving creativity and her love of nature since she was very young. As a child with a violinist mother, a mountaineer father and three brothers, backpacking, climbing, messy craft projects and playing music were all a part of everyday life. Later she worked in national parks as an interpretive ranger, and national forests as a wilderness ranger, always continuing with her art. Her eventual specialty as natural history illustrator and interpretive designer grew directly from these roots. RummStudio displays grace protected areas both nationally and internationally. Today Rumm uses her artistic talents to create fine art and the occasional interpretive display.
"I paint with a desire to constantly renew my own connection to the earth and it's creatures. Each piece I produce is not so much a landscape as it is a 'portrait of nature', be it a grand scene, storm, cliff, tree, animal or bird. It is a great gift to spend my life creating art from my source of inspiration, and share it with others."
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Rumm's mural, "Nutrients for Healthy Pandas" at Wolong Panda Breeding Center in Sichuan China, as featured in National Geographic August 2016
First solo long-distance hike at age 20.
Nestled in downtown Mariposa, a small town on Hwy 140, outside of Yosemite National Park, sits the historic building once called the Louvre Hotel back in 1890. Today the upstairs part of the building has become the RummStudio Gallery. Here you can peruse art created by Faith Rumm and other excellent local artists. A wide variety of art is available, from cards and prints, to small "en plein air" paintings, to large-scale artworks.
Please visit! Call or text 209 769-3836 or email to book an appointment.