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


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Dade Heritage Trust

Exhibition opening December 9th through February 2017

closing reception February 24, 2017, 6-8 PM please join us!




U.S. Botanic Garden Exhibition extended through January 2017
Highlights US Parks' Flora

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, this art exhibit showcases some of the plant species and communities found throughout the more than 400 national parks. From giant redwoods and aspen forests to endangered Virginia spiraea and water lilies, the national parks contain a diverse representation of the North American flora. Pat's painting proudly represents Biscayne National Park.














Cummins National Park Paintings on loan to the American Embassy in Niger, Africa through 2018 

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 







Plein air painting at 

Art in the Garden Weekend 
















Read about Pat on the Trail Talk Blog

Q+A With National Park Painter

Patricia Rottino Cummins

  @ The National Park Foundation Website...


















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