Pat Cashin was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York. She received her B.A. in art from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York and her M.A. in fine arts from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She studied painting with Henre Goetz at Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts, France as well as taking classes with Albert Mullens of the University of Michigan for two years. Her postgraduate work, printmaking and education, was at Miami University of Ohio.
The paintings of award-winning artist Pat Cashin have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Cincinnati Art Museum; the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida; The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; the Viridian Gallery in New York City; the Joan Hodgel Gallery in Sarasota, Florida and Brena Gallery in Denver Colorado. In addition, her works are in private, public and corporate collections, including those of the University of Colorado in Boulder; Brenau University In Gainesville, Georgia; Lankford & Associates in LaJolla, California, Diatech Diamond Corporation in Charleston, South Carolina, Teco Electric Company in Tampa, Florida and Ojai Spa and Inn in Ojai, CA.
Ms. Cashin is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She received a generous grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc, for the year 2000-2001 and an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance Grant 2006-2007.
Of her work, Ms. Cashin states, "My nonobjective abstract paintings are the result of a highly intuitive process. In a sense my work implies the existence of a reality beyond the physical one. It is about the multiple dimensions of this reality and the development of consciousness that I strive for. If possible I hope my work stands to alter or expand the viewer's conception of its meaning.
My paintings grow on the canvas; I am in constant dialog with my work until images start to unfold and finally these images are worked until the painting is complete. Sometimes this process creates color fields and other times symbols. I would like my paintings to expose the viewer to their sensibilities rather than trying to declare it for them."
1% of the profits from my work goes to support International League of Conservation Photographers.