“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.”
Mackin 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 a 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 over 3,000 stores throughout the world.
Through his artwork, he has raised over a million dollars for the National Kidney Foundation of Florida and raised thousands for dozens of other local and national charities.
His paintings are seen throughout the world. Some individuals include Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Brian Wilson, Joe Perry, Arsinio Hall, Don King, Dave Clark, and football players Brad Culpepper and Andre Reed.
His commissions include the Palm Beach Convention Center, The Cleveland Clinic, The Maui Convention Center, Sandals Resorts, the Todan Art Museum in Tokyo, and numerous other hospitals, hotels, and offices of doctors, dentists, attorneys, accountants and other professionals.
He is one of the most recognized artists in Florida as his unique method of painting tropical water, palm trees and beaches is his signature. Florida companies that have licensed his work are Cuppa, Inc. for coffee mugs and travel mugs; The Indian River Brewing Company, for beer six packs and bottles; Florida Tea Co. for packaging of their coffee and tea products; and numerous outdoor boards for local business. When the Palm Beach Convention Center opened, the Director commissioned Mackin to produce 25 pieces for the executive offices and Board of Directors room.