Artist of the Month
The walls of Burlap and Bean are currently
featuring the work of Kari Tumminia.
As a multidisciplinary designer and artist, I believe in the power of visual communication and the necessity of aesthetics. I know that pictures can solve the most complex problems and teach the most difficult lessons. I have seen how color can influence decisions and shift moods. I understand that the perfect piece of art can speak volumes and transform a space.
My current collection juxtaposes natural and starkly modern elements– bold colors, metallics, and typography. It combines inspirations from opposite ends of the spectrum, blending two different worlds and joining the clash of multidimensional inspirations I have grappled with as an artist. The resulting mixed media pieces meet beautifully in the middle of painterly and graphic, and organic and modern.
Kari conquered her first canvas at the age of eleven with the help of her grandfather, a fellow artist, and a Bob Ross instructional tape. She is originally trained in oils, having evolved into her current expression of mixed media. Kari has worked professionally in creative industries for the past decade, and her work is heavily influenced by her experience as an illustrator and graphic designer. A permanent collection can be seen at House Restaurant in downtown Media, PA and her pieces can be found in private collections throughout the tri-state area and abroad.
She currently works from her home studio, nestled in the middle of 6+ acres of protected forest in rural South Jersey. Kari lives with her husband, two children, and two slightly less well behaved cats– she considers herself incredibly fortunate to be able to pursue her creative passions on a daily basis.
If you are interested in displaying artwork, please
email our cultural arts director at