About the Tropical Artist and His Paintings

In my Words

"I want to capture the essence and feeling of the islands within my paintings. The lush tropical foliage, the warmth of the sun and the sand, and the sparkling clear turquoise water. Sometimes I capture this by painting on-site (plein air) and other times I bring the memories and photographs home to recreate in my studio.

Although it had been a secondary career in the past, I have been a professional artist for over 30 years. Since transitioning from a long and successful human resource development and adult education career to painting as my primary occupation, I have enjoyed the total freedom to create art on a daily basis."


Homeowners seek out an original Alan Zawacki tropical seascape or landscape painting to create a dramatic focal point of color, peacefulness, tropical ambiance and artistic excellence. Alan specializes in painting large and small tropical seascapes and landscapes of Florida and the Caribbean. His award-winning work has been featured in many juried group exhibitions as well as one-man gallery shows.

His philosophy is that his work is at its best when it brings others a sense of joy, peace, energy, and appreciation of nature. Individuals who collect Alan’s work say they feel transported to the place itself.



Alan’s Juried Group Exhibitions include:

The Delaware County Community College Open Juried Show, Media PA

FunArt2FineArt, Chadds Ford PA

The Other Persona - Art Center Sarasota

It's Who We Are -Art Center Sarasota

The Sum of It's Parts - Art Center Sarasota

Deep See - Art Center Sarasota

Dog Days - Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota FL

Point of View - Art Center Sarasota

January in Paradise - Art Uptown Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Simply Original - Art Center Sarasota

New Works - Art Center Sarasota

The Bradenton Financial Building, Bradenton, FL

Merrill Lynch - Bradenton, FL

Fresh - Art Center Sarasota

Florida Flavor - Art Center Sarasota

Florida's Finest - Art Center Sarasota 

Alan’s Solo and Featured Artist Exhibitions include:

Sarasota Orchestra Harmony Gallery - Sarasota, FL

Players Theater Gallery - Sarasota, FL

Dancing Crane Gallery - Bradenton, FL