“Painter of Paradise” Returns to Delray Beach to Celebrate 40 Years of Painting


Florida Resident, a favorite in Delray Beach, the “Painter of Paradise” – Mr. Dan Mackin returns to Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach to celebrate his career spanning over 40 Years of Painting Paradise by appearing at The Pop Culture Vault gallery painting and meeting fans for three days only, May 9th through May 11th. Mackin, the man who’s formula for the color blue he uses in painting his beloved blue oceans is as secret as the formula for Coke, will be painting in gallery to showcase firsthand how he creates his unique interpretation of his “Paradise World.” An inductee in the East Coast Surfers Hall of Fame, a former Navy Vietnam Vet, and a self proclaimed Southern California lifetime surfer, Mackin has turned his passion for sailing and surfing into a full time global job! After his camera dropped over board on one of his sailing trips, he decided to throw some paint together to paint what he just witnessed, and a career was born. Mackin will also be showcasing his painting on actual Nautical Charts as well his other original paintings, including hand painted Surfboards. “I have used these charts to sail around the world. They give me so much room for my imagination and let me showcase what my travels have shown me,” said Mackin. Mackin will be a appearing at “The Pop Culture Vault” located at 250 East Atlantic Avenue, Thursday, May 9th, Friday May 10th and Saturday May 11th. He will be painting in the gallery during his appearance, as well as meeting with fans and signing his coffee table book of his life’s adventures titled Reflections of Paradise. Admission to the exhibit and to meet Mackin is free for all. For information or to RSVP please call (561)226-7651.