My goal as an artist is to arrest nature’s motion, involving viewers as deeply as I can. As I make my artwork, I leave behind traces of feelings associated with my experience of each scene; sharing my vision of beauty and grace expressed through color and form.

The experiences of life that I find to be of greatest value are those that rest in the basic and seemingly simplistic. Garden fragrances, nature's color and form, all outweigh for me the more contrived and materialistic of our life today.  I paint the landscapes, the feelings and the experiences that they create for me; the perceptions and sensations that collect as a result of a day at the shore, or under the shade of a live oak, or during weeks spent serving a residency at a National Park.  If these sensations communicate with the viewer through my work, their connection and purpose are complete.


- Patricia Rottino Cummins


cell: 305 310 5440 


Selected Artist-in-Residence at

Fifteen National Parks! 




Cummins National Park Paintings on loan to the American Embassy in Niger, Africa 

click here to see Niamey Exhibition Catalogue

page 13, Pat's exhibited paintings

Art in the Embassies Program

"I hope that you will enjoy the exhibition. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the artists and lenders who contributed to it, enabling me to share a part of America with the people of Niger. I am also grateful to Department of State Art in Embassies program curator Sarah Tanguy and her colleagues. Finally, I extend my sincere gratitude to the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Niamey for their assistance in skillfully placing and hanging the works of art."

Ambassador Eunice S. Reddick

Niamey May 2016 


Seminar Presentation at Walt Disney World 

Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2-11-2019 


Painting in the Caribbean February 2018 





Read about Pat on the Trail Talk Blog

Q+A With National Park Painter

Patricia Rottino Cummins

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