Artist Bio

Nan Rumpf grew up in a small Iowa town on the banks of the Mississippi River, where she spent much of her childhood exploring the outdoors on her bicycle and daydreaming under a lilac bush. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. She currently lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Her paintings have been exhibited at The DeCordova Museum School Gallery, The Danforth Museum, The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, The Attleboro Arts Museum, The Wellesley Free Library (First Place Award), The Center For The Arts in Natick, Art on the Common in Needham (First Place Award), The Clinton Art show (Best In Show), Post Road Art (First Place Award in the Abstract Show), The Wellesley Community Center (Margaret Fitzwilliam Award for Excellence in Watercolor), The New England Watercolor Society Show in Cotuit (Woodruff Art Center Award) and her painting Soaring was awarded by George Nick in Concord Art’s Juried Members show.

She is a member of the Newton Watercolor Society and a board member of the Wellesley Society of Artists, and a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society.She is on the board of the Wellesley Society of Artist

She has had a painting accepted into the American Watercolor Society’s International show in New York City and the New England Watercolor Society’s National Show in Gloucester Massachusetts. She was one of twenty artists chosen across the country to have a painting included in the Watercolor Artist magazine’s Best of 2021 in watercolor. She currently teaches Watercolor and Chinese Ink Brush classes via Zoom and in-person. You can view her artwork on her website:


Main Subject

Representational and Abstracts


Materials and Techniques

I use water media – watercolors, inks, acrylic mediums with watercolor. I like to experiment with combining different mediums with my watercolors. I also paint Chinese Brush Paintings.