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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Redwood National Park


Streamin' Sunday


Sunday at sunset

This is an idea for a pastel that I got on Thursday night, before the moonlight kayak tour . The green of the water backlight the pine trees and it caught my eye. This is the result of an hours work with pastel on a 36" x 12" lauan wood panel.


Sunday News

This article was the result of a telephone interview. I found out today that there are turkey vultures at Whiskeytown , but the California condor does not inhabit this park.


Saturday Solitude

I am pleased with the progress of this painting. This creek is such a wonderful place to paint. The 100 degree heat is cooled y the cool flowing waters. My SUV is parked about 150 feet down the trail, and it is so close to the cabin.