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 





2016-present Osher Life Long Learning Institute, Painting Adjunct Professor, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

1990-2015 ART TEACHER, Palmetto Elementary, Pinecrest, Florida

2009 SUMMER CAMP ARTS DIRECTOR, Camp Chen-a-Wanda, Thompson Pennsylvania 

1993-2006 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida

1989-1990 ART TEACHER Calusa Elementary School, Kendall, Florida 


Richmond Heights Middle School, Miami, Florida


Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Coral Gables, Florida

1976-1980 ART GRAPHICS TEACHER, J.R.E. Lee Center, South Miami, Florida

1976 ART TEACHER Permanent Substitute Art Teacher / Miami Senior High School, Miami, Florida

1975-1976 GRAPHIC ARTIST MiArt Studio, Miami, Florida



Florida International University NCTA Scholarship,National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, 2010, 2011, 2012, 

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, July 2010

Ringling School of Art and Design, Wildacres, Little Switzerland, North Carolina, Summer 2008

Florida International University, China, France, Belgium , Study Abroad,2006,05,01,

Maryland Institute College of Art, France, Italy Study Abroad, 2003,04

Florida International University/ 2003 Independent Study with Professor David Chang

University of Miami 2002 Summer Institute, Coral Gables, Florida

Specialist, Art Education, post graduate studies 36 credits, 2006, Master of Science in Art Education 1979

Queens College, City University of New York. New York, Bachelor of Arts, Art Education. 1975



Epcot International Inaugural Festival of the Arts Presenter 2017, 2018

Florida Art Education Association Vitual Exhibition Winner 2015, 2016

Deering Estate Grove House Artists An Affair en Plen Air, Award Winner 2016

Florida Art Education Association Elementary Art Educator of the Year 2015

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Bromeliad Society Best Artist Award, April 2013

Fairchild Tropical Garden Environmental Role Model, The Fairchild Challenge, May 2014

Palmetto Elementary School, Pinecrest, Florida, 2013 Teacher of the Year

Miami-Dade Art Educators Association Spring Exhibition,Margorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Honorable Mention, May 2011

Miami-Dade Art Educators Association Annual Exhibition, Alper JCC, Best in Show, April 2012,

Historical  Museum of South Florida, Dade Heritage Trust, Miami, Florida Second Place, April 2011, Best in Show March 2012,

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, “Seeing Nature”, Honorable Mention, May 2011

Bonnet Museum, "Impressions of Old South Florida"/Honorable Mention,  March 2007,

Marion County Cultural Alliance CIA Poster Competition/First Place, 2006

Hortt 45 Exhibition, Best in Category, Mixed Media, June 2006,

Kennedy Best of Artists Book Series, Florida Edition 2006/Honorable Mention

Cultural Council of Indian River County Art in Public Places , Best in Show, July 2005

Achievement Award, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Trust,,  Master-Peace Mural Project, 1999

Crayola DreamMakers Award, 1999

Miami-Dade County Mainstream Teacher of the Year 1985

Miami-Dade County Associate Master Teacher, 1984-87



ArtSouth Resident Artist 2003-2013 

Palmetto Elementary PTA !990-2015

FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Artist’s League

National Park Volunteer 2003-2016

Friends of ArtSouth 2003-2013

Miami-Dade Art Educators Association

Florida Art Education Association

National Art Education Association

Pastel Society of North Florida

United Teachers of Dade



Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Artist in Residence 2018

Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico, Artist-in-Residence 2017

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Wyoming, Artist-in-Residence 2016

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska, Artist-in-Residence June 2014

Acadia National Park,  Artist-in-Residence, Bar Harbor Maine, June 2013

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Washington D.C., Artist-in-Residence, August 2012

Tyrone Guthrie Centre/, Artist-in-Residence, Ireland, July / August 2012

Big Cypress National Preserve, Artist-in-Residence,  December 2011

Hermitage Artist Retreat, Artist-in-Residence. Florida, Summer 2011, July 2014

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia,    Florida International University, 2010-2011

National Endowment for the Humanities, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center August 2010, The American Skyscraper , Alternate 2014

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area,California, Artist-in-Residence, Superintendent InvitationalJuly 2010

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Iowa, Artist-in-Residence,
October 2009

Hot Springs National Park,, Artist-in-Residence,  Arkansas, October 2006 

Deering Estate Artist in Residence, Miami , Florida,  April 2007

Voyageurs National Park, ,Artist-in-Residence, Minnesota, July, 2006

Mesa Verde National Park Artist in Residence, Colorado, September 2008

Garvan Woodland Gardens National, Plein Air Invitational, “Beauty and the Brush” Hot Springs, Arkansas April 2008,

Petrified Forest National Park, Artist in-Residence, 2007

Maryland Institute College of Art, Artist-in-Residence, Tuscany, June 2007

Voyageurs National Park , Artist-in-Residence , August 2006

National Education Association Foundation Grant, June 2006

Hot Springs National Park,  Artist-in-Residence, Arkansas, October 2006

Florida Div. of Cult. Affairs Artist Enhancement Grant, March 2006, Oct 2006

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Artist-in-Residence, Alternate 2005




Dade Heritage Trust, Miami Florida, 2017 

Las Vegas Arts Council, October 2017

ParkQuest: South Florida, HistoryMiami Museum, July 13- September 4,2016

ParkQuest Retrospective: Eleven National Park Residencies, November 2015 through February 28, 2016

Small is Big, Big Cypress National Preserve Swamp Welcome Center, November 1,2015 through January 30, 2016

Everglades National Park, Coe Visitor Center Gallery, October 2014

Tropical Audubon Society, Doc Thomas House, South Miami Art Walk , 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015

Coral Gables Museum, "Parkscapes", Coral Gables, Florida, July 2011,

Island Colors Gallery, Historic Cauley Square, Florida, April 2010

Disney's International  Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot Center, Orlando Fl. March 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Broward College Gallery, "Five National Parks", October 2008,

Mesa Verde National Park,  Lecture/AIR Exhibition , Colorado, October 2008

22nd Floor Gallery of the Florida Capitol Florida Department of State, "International Waters" ,Tallahassee, November 2008,

Homestead City Hall , "Homestead to Hutchinson" August 2008, 2009

ArtSouth, "Four National Parks", Homestead, Florida September 2007

Petrified Forest National Park, "Lecture and AIR Installation", Arizona, August 2007

Wirtz Gallery, South Mia. Fl., "Water and Waves"" June 2007,

Deering Estate at Cutler, " Preview Waters" February 2007

ArtSouth  "It's a Long Story" Faculty Gallery, May 2006

Jeb Bush Cabinet Meeting Room,"Biscayne Botanicals at The Capitol", Tallahassee, Florida,  May 2005

Biscayne National Park, Homestead,  Florida ”Biscayne Botanicals”, July 2004

Art South Gallery,Homestead, Florida,  “From Florida to France", February 2005

ArtSouth Sanctuary,Homestead, Florida “Land and Sea” December 2004  

Hollywood City Hall, Florida, 20



Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot Center, Orlando, "Art in the Garden Weekend" April 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015

FAEA Member Exhibition, 2010-2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

Flor 500, Virtual Art Exhibition, 2013,

Art in the Embassies Program, American Embassy, Naimey, Africa,TBA 2014,


"Forever is Composed of Nows", Miami-Dade College Museum,

Art Basel, President’s Gallery of the Freedom Tower, Miami, Florida December 2012 

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, “Lotus Lilies and Longevity”,  Washington D.C., July 2013

Dade Heritage Trust, Miami Now Museum, March 2011, 2012

The Preserve, Oasis Visitor Center, Big Cypress National Preserve, January 2012

Majorie S. Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Key Biscayne, DAEA  Seeing Nature, May 2010, May 2013

Ocean Reef, Key Largo, Florida, January 2010

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society,"Memories", Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 2008

University of Arkansas, Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 2008

ArtSouth "Portrait Exhibition", Homestead, Florida , September 2007

Commune Castel del Piano,  Italy, "Food for Thought", Italy,  June 2007

Lincoln Road Art Center, "DAEA Spring Exhibition", Miami Beach, Florida March 2007

Biscayne National Park, "Southern Exposure", Homestead, Florida  February 2007,

Miarte Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida December 2006/2008

South Dade Regional Library, Miami, Florida, September 2006

Deering Estate, Coral Gables, “Spirit of South Dade”,Florida,January 2006. October 2006

Biscayne National Park, "Quattro H20", Florida, July 2006, October 2006,

Hortt 45 Exhibition, Florida, June 2006

FSU Artist League Annual Exhibition", Thomasville Art Center, Georgia, May 2006

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Florida , "Impressions of Old South Florida", March 2006,2007,2015

ArtSouth / "Projections/Reflections", Homestead, Florida,  January 2006

Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida, October 2005

Cultural Council of Indian River County, Florida, July 2005 

Women's Caucus for  Art /Maitland Art Center,  Florida,  July 2005

Boca Raton Museum of Art, "53rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition"June 2005/2004

Dade Art Educators Spring Exhibit, Florida, June 2005 through 2015

Disney/SBA National Entrepreneur Center Rotating Art Program, Orlando, Florida, June 2005

Mystery Master’s Art Show, Ritz Carlton, Miami 2004/5/6

Orlando Museum of Art, "Seasonal Allegory", Florida,  September 2004

"An Evening Among the Artists", Fairchild Botanical Garden, Florida,  2004

Centre pour l’Art et la Culture, Aix, France, July 2003/2004

Rive Gauche Gallery, Coconut Grove, Florida 2004/2005

Faces of Women, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas , Nevada, March 2004

Miami Dade College, Homestead Campus, Florida, 2005/2004/2003

Backus Museum and Gallery, Fort Pierce, Florida, March 2004

Pastel Society of North Florida 8th Annual Biennial 2004

Coastal Carolina Arts Center, Greer Gallery, South Carolina, May 2004

Aventura, Florida, Art in Public Buildings, 2004

Marathon Government Center, Florida. Art in Public Buildings, Marathon, Florida 2004




US Department of State, Art in the Embassies Program, American Embassy, Niger, Africa, 2015-18

Tropical Audubon Society, South Miami, Florida

Acadia National Park, Maine

Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida

State of Florida, Art in Public Buildings, Revenue Complex, Tallahassee, Florida

The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Manasota Key. Florida

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, Washington, D.C.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Iowa

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Hot Springs National Park , Arkansas

Grand Canyon National Park, National Training Center

Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota

Florida Department of State Art Collection/ Tallahassee, Fl.

Deering Estate at Old Cutler, Florida

Miami Dade College/Homestead, Florida

Landstar Development Inc., Florida



Miami Herald, Florida, August 2010

West Branch Times, West Branch, Iowa, October 2009

Holbrook Tribune-News, Arizona, August 2007

Waterways Television, WLRN, October 2006

Hot Springs Village Voice, October 2006

Kennedy Best of Artists Book Series, Florida Edition 2006

International Falls Daily Journal, August 2006

The Miami Herald/ July 2006/ July 2004

Homestead /Florida City Weekly April 2006

Cultural Council of Indian River County Website - Featured Artist January 2006

Coconut Grove Tribune, May 2005

South Dade News, May 2005

Kendall Gazette, May 2005

Ink/Miami Dade Art Educator’s Publication /2004,5,6,7,8,9

Botany Society of America/ Plant Science Bulletin/ May 2005

Fl. Arts Division of Cultural Affairs Website, April 2005

My 2005

Florida’s Division of Cultural Arts News April 2005

Florida Artist Link/March 2005

Boca Raton Museum of Art,  53rd All Florida Juried Exhibition Brochure/June 2004

Miami New Times / July 2004

The Sun Sentinel/August 2004

South Dade News Leader/July 2004/April 2004/2005

The Homestead Florida Weekly/July 2004

The Upper Keys Times/July 2004

U.S. Biscayne National Park News/July 2004

Miami Dade County Mural Book/June 2003

Street Miami/ August 2004

Miami Community Newspapers/August 2004 November 2003/2004/2005