Surf’s Up!: Meet Painter & World Traveler Dan Mackin

Surfs Up Surf's Up, fine art reproduction on canvas, edition of 100, 24" x 60" signed by Dan Mackin and Brian Wilson

Please join us as we welcome painter and world traveler, Dan Mackin, to the Chuck Jones Gallery in the historic Gaslamp District at 232 Fifth Avenue on Friday, September 11th from 7 to 9 PM and again on Saturday, September 12th from 1 to 4 PM.  Introduced through a mutual friend, Dan Mackin has been collaborating with iconic musician and songwriter, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys on a series of paintings and limited edition that represent the essence of the California lifestyle popularized by Wilson during his amazing 40 year career.  Each edition has been hand-signed by both the artist, Dan Mackin and Brian Wilson.

Wilson Mackin signing
Brian Wilson (left) and Dan Mackin sign an edition.

Mr. Mackin will be dedicating artwork purchased at these events.  A signed and dedicated copy of his exquisite coffee table book, Reflections of Paradise, is included with each acquisition made during the show. 


Dan Mackin is a world-renowned artist who has captured, on canvas, his memories of his exotic sailing trips and travels to the Caribbean, Bahamas, South Pacific, Asia, Amazon River and the glorious surfing beaches of his native Southern California.   After returning from Viet Nam, Mackin sailed the west coast of Mexico and Central America.  During this sailing trip, his camera fell overboard and as a consequence he began to sketch and then paint the vistas before him.  An award-winning artist, Dan Mackin was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 2001.  He has also personally raised over a million dollars for the National Kidney Foundation during the last fifteen years.  Mackin's work is simple; he takes us all on a journey to paradise every time his paintbrush touches the surface of a new canvas. 

Surf Board original
Original painting on a custom-made "Town & Country" surfboard by Dan Mackin

Brian Wilson is one of Rock and Roll's most deeply revered figures.  The legendary singer, producer, arranger and concert performer is one of the most influential pop composers of all time; inducted into not only the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but also the Songwriters Hall of Fame.   Wilson's music is considered by many to be the epitome of the California surf lifestyle and he continues to tour throughout the world. 

After the tragic death of his young son, Mackin fell into a creative dry spell.  Introduced to Wilson, through a mutual friend who had declared, "You paint what Brian sings about; you should work together," Mackin found renewed creativity through this unlikely relationship.  The results have captivated collectors around the world. 

Surfin USA
Surfin' USA, fine art reproduction on canvas, hand-signed by Dan Mackin and Brian Wilson

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