Greetings from Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area!

In 2016 I was awarded an artist residency at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. I painted on location for two weeks at the park. I was hosted by wonderful staff and rangers. The landscape was unlike any I had painted before at other National Park Artist-in-Residence programs. The Canyon was deep, and was experienced from above lookouts, as well as from lower elevations on boat trips. I am extremely fortunate to have lived at this park for two weeks, and to have experienced dusty dirt clouds from wild mustangs, breath taking skies, and rainbows of rock formations. Thanks again to the staff at Bighorn Canyon. They are currently plannning an exhibition of artists works created as a result of their Artist-in-Residence Program August 2017 through February 2018 at their Lovell, Wyoming Visitor Center.


Patricia Rottino Cummins

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Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, in Tennessee and Kentucky, offers adventurous visitors fantastic opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater paddling on the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Wildflowers, wildlife, breathtaking scenery and historic structures beckon you to get out and explore.

  • States: Kentucky and Tennessee
  • Established: 1976
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