Tropical Botanic Artists

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Susan Cumins discovered the discipline of botanical illustration through classes at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. She is inspired by the beauty and complexity of even the humblest plants, and enjoys getting to know each one through the close observation that botanical watercolors foster.  A freelance writer and communications strategist, Susan grew up in Southern California where she developed an early interest in plants as well as fine arts. With BA and MFA degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and studies at the University of Padua and the Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, she was an exhibits coordinator at the Smithsonian’s Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), then assistant curator of painting and sculpture at the Baltimore Museum of Art. A South Florida resident since 1981, Susan regularly contributes articles to the journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists (asba-art.org) and is proud to participate in exhibitions by the Tropical Botanic Artists collective.

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For more information or purchasing artworks

please contact artist Susan Cumins at:


scumins@bellsouth.net


Eugenia confusa with Halictus poeyi

Redberry Stopper with bees

Watercolor on paper

14 x 10 in

Bidens alba with Agapostemon splendens

Spanish Needles with bees

Watercolor on paper

14 x 10 in

Kosteletzyka depressa  

White Fenrose

Watercolor on paper

8.5 x 8 in

Adenium obesum   

Desert Rose

Watercolor on paper

9 x 12 in

Picramnia pentandra   

Florida Bitterbush

Watercolor on paper

9 x 12 in