In her own expressive and vibrant style, Patricia Cummins has created a unique series of oil paintings depicting the magnificent, yet fragile and often unnoticed, plant life commonly found in Biscayne National Park. With over 95% of its 172,000 acres covered in water, the park is home to a wide range of plant species which Cummins eagerly captures in her bold and dramatic works. "My goal as an artist and a painter is to "arrest motion," and communicate the beauty found in nature," states Cummins. “To make my viewers look again at what we normally take for granted is what I find most important in my work."
Originally from New York City, Pat Cummins is a fine arts instructor for Miami-Dade Public Schools, where she has worked for the past 28 years. For twelve of those years, she has been an adjunct professor at Barry University and is currently a resident artist at ArtSouth in Homestead. She holds a B.A. from the City University of New York and an M.S. in Art Education from Florida International University.