About the Artist: Dan Mackin
“Everyone, at some time in their life, yearns to find their own peaceful paradise and escape from the demands of today’s hectic world. I offer viewers their own tropical paradise, embody my desire to preserve earth’s fragile beauty and encourage the harmony that exists between people and nature,” explained notable artist Dan Mackin.
Dan is a world-renowned artist who has captured his memories of exotic trips to the Caribbean, South Pacific, Asia and the rainforests of South America, where he worked as a tour guide on the Amazon River. An award-winning artist, he is a Wyland featured artist and an honorary member of the Surfing Hall of Fame. He collaborated with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, depicting eight of his songs on canvas, and is one of 29 artists in the world to have a Disney License.
His posters and prints sell in more than 3,000 stores throughout the world. In 2015, he won the outstanding Visual Arts award for Martin County at the mARTies awards, hosted by the Arts Council of Martin County.
Dan serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida and through his artwork has raised nearly 2 million dollars for this foundation and thousands of dollars for dozens of other local and national charities.
His paintings are seen throughout the world. Some individuals who own his art include Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Brian Wilson, Joe Perry, Arsenio Hall, Don King, Dave Clark, and football players Brad Culpepper and Andre Reed.