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Another example of the use of shadow and sunlight is this cityscape/landscape entitled, Havana Blues. This Caribbean street scene contrasts the warm sunlit side with the cooler shadow side of the street.

Alan Zawacki Fine Art

The Tropical Artist

Customer Testimonials

"Amazing! I love this picture. It’s like I’m there in the water I am complete enamored with this picture."

-- C. Hales, California

"The first time we saw Alan's art work we fell in love with it! The beautiful, relaxing colors of the seascapes have an energy of joy. We love surrounding ourselves with beautiful things and Alan's art work is a perfect match for our newly remodeled coastal style home. In fact after returning home from our honeymoon in Moorea we thought the best way to capture the beauty & feeling of our trip was to have Alan do a commission painting that was a combination of our favorite photos from our trip. He exceeded our expectation; the painting is wonderful and you can see it in his collection on Houzz along with two other paintings that we own of his works. We highly recommend Alan for his quality of work and his warm professionalism."
-- L. Chambers, Florida

“This looks even better in person! I ordered it for my husband for our anniversary since we went here on our honeymoon and it was perfect! It shipped quickly and he absolutely loved it. Thank you!!”
-- M. Orlandi, Utah

"What a beautiful painting! Such a gifted Artist and quite professional to deal with! I had been looking for a beach original when I happened upon his work and I knew where this was before I read the title because we had been there and I recognized it! :) That was just icing though because regardless, Alan's beach scenes were the only ones I had come across to capture the vibrant colors. It's like looking at a photograph or standing on that beach once again. THANK YOU!"
-- D. Wells, Colorado

"I love it!! I LOVE it. Each time I see it, it inspires me more. Thank you so much for painting it for me. I continue to marvel at the colors, the light, the atmosphere you have captured in the Magen's Bay painting. It reflects a different mood as the lighting changes. I love the colors at twilight! I walk into my living room and I am transported to the Caribbean. Thank you. I truly love this piece! You greatly exceeded my expectations.
-- J. Laslo, Pennsylvania

"Our two Sunset paintings are magnificent and constantly changing with the light. The commissioned painting of "The Boat" and a painting "Out of the Shadow" are outstanding in composition, color, light and shadows inviting you into the scene. Thank you so much for your talent and your friendship."
-- D. and H. Learned, Florida

"Great art! I had to buy a third painting! My wife will love it for our anniversary. Beautiful."
-- C. Kemmis , Minnesota

Dramatic Use of Light and Shadow

To portray the beauty of the natural world, Alan's paintings depict the dramatic effects of light and shadow as they change shape and color within the landscape, seascape, or still life.

An example of this dramatic use of shadow and sunlight is his painting Out of the Shadow. This beautiful Caribbean island seascape depicts the anticipation of seeing the private cove with crystal clear turquoise water as you come out of the shadows of the tropical foliage into the bright, warm sunlight.

Contemporary Art / Landscape Paintings / Seascape Paintings / Oil Paintings / Acrylic Paintings / Large Original Paintings / Online Art Gallery

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”
- Vincent Van Gogh

For the past 20 years, Alan has made regular trips to the Caribbean. This spectacular collection of island paradises has not only provided him with many life-enriching experiences but has also allowed him opportunities to create captivating pieces of art.

Alan has become well-known for his paintings of tropical ocean water.

"I have always been fascinated with the brilliant, translucent blues and greens of the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Ocean. I love to look down through the water and see the shifting colors and glimmering reflections of the sun. Capturing that effect on canvas has been a joyful challenge in my paintings."