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Island Hoppers Art

by Dan and Tracey


The oceans. The islands.

Tropical Escapism.


Ecosystems. Balance.

Endangered Species.


Where these elements converge is where you'll find Island Hoppers Art.


We're here to share inspiring tropical beauty while supporting the conservation of endangered species and protecting their delicate habitats.


Our art tells a story.

Inspired by Jimmy Buffet.

Stories of fun & and adventure. Stories of peace.

All in the setting of God's beauty.


Our art draws the viewer in.

Inviting to explore and stay awhile.

Breath deep. Relax.

Connect with the romance of nature.

Our limited edition art supports the limited population of the endangered sea turtle partnering with the 


Our talks shine the light on the joys of the islands including the music and their peoples.

The real story behind the art.

To that, we share the beauty of the animal species and our social responsibility to preserve it.


We're glad you have found Island Hoppers Art. We'd be very honored if you display one of our works in your home or office. Please follow us online or contact us anytime. If you like what we're about, please share us within your social circles. We look forward to working together in partnership with you in any way possible.


Blessings to you,

Dan and Tracey

Tracey Podsobinski,

Art Director and Curator


Tracey reviews thousands of images and digital art from our personal portfolio, selecting only the finest for Island Hoppers Art. Tracey bases her selections on works that are only the brightest and most inspiring. Her tropical art acumen is combined with participation in design workshops led by industry icons who possess decades of island and waterfront decorating successes with celebrities and leaders throughout the United States, and the world.


Recently, one of Tracey's large groupings was selected for display in the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world's oldest sea turtle conservation organization in the world.

Dan Podsobinski,

Photographer - Digital Artist


Dan is a member of Professional Photographers of America,  Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography, and the Art Guild of Tellico Village.

Described as "the Van Gogh of Beach Art", Dan's lifelong passion has developed with decades of travel, family, and nature photography. His skills have been refined with education by leading photographers from National Geographic Magazine and digital editing techniques by leading instructors, built on hours of experience in the darkroom spanning as far back as the 1970s.

Sharing the inspiration from the intro of Jimmy Buffett's One Particular Harbor, "La ora te nature"  (Long Live Nature), Dan and Tracey support the Sea Turtle Conservancy with their art as sea turtles are one of the leading indicators of the health of our oceans.


Dan's works have been selected for showings in the southeastern US, ranging from his hometown of Knoxville to Tampa with collectors spanning Seattle to San Francisco, and New York to Key West.



  1. International Contest of Contemporary Art, Photography, Submittal for exhibition in Venice Sept 2024

  2. Rarity Bay Art Gallery Solo Exhibition "Tropical Escapism" April 7 - May 3, 2024 Presentation April 28 2:00-4:00 PM

  3. Tellico Village Art Guild Presentation, Thursday April 18, 2024 10:00-11:30

  4. Tellico Village Art Show April 26-28, 2024

  5. Professional Photographers of East Tennessee Exhibition, Rarity Bay Art Gallery, May 4 - June 1, 2024

  6. Beginning to Intermediate Photoshop, Knoxville Art & Culture Alliance May 20-22, 2024

Past Events, Showings, & Publications

  1. Beginning to Intermediate Photoshop, Tellico Village, Mar 18-20, 2024

  2. Tellico Art Guild Art Show 2022

  3. Tellico Village Wall of Art, Loudon TN - 2 locations

  4. Meeting of the Minds "Mini Mart" Art Shop Nov 2-6, 2022, Key West FL

  5. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head Oct 8, 2022

  6. Artist's Corner, Carrollwood Cultural Center Aug 2-29, 2022

  7. Artists Reception: 5:30-7:30 Friday, Aug 15, 2022, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa FL 

  8. The Atlanta Market, July 13-17, 2022

  9. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head - Apr 28, 2022

  10. Mar 8 - 28, 2022 - Carrollwood Cultural Center. Tampa, FL "Shipwrecked" Exhibit - 4 pieces. Awarded BLUE RIBBON.

  11. Aug 1 - 30, 2021 - The Tomato Head - Gallery.  Knoxville, TN "Island Art" Exhibition - 20 pieces

  12. July 1 - 30, 2021 - The Tomato Head - Market Square. Knoxville, TN "Island Art" Exhibition - 19 pieces

  13. June 5, 2021 - Latitude Margaritaville, Hilton Head. Island Hoppers Talk - The Story Behind our Florida Keys Collection

  14. June 5, 2021 - Latitude Margaritaville - Hilton Head. Art Fair.

  15. Feb 26, 2021 - Latitude Margaritaville, Hilton Head. Island Hoppers Talk - The Story Behind our Bimini Collection

  16. Oct 4, 2020 - Farragut Fall Festival, Farragut, TN

  17. May 7-8, 2020 Savannah, GA - Riverside 

  18. Feb 25 - March 25, 2020 - Carrollwood Cultural Center - Tampa FL - "Floating Vessels" Exhibit - 3 pieces

  19. Dec 3 - 20, 2019 - Arts & Cultural Alliance, Knoxville, TN - Member Showcase - 1 statement piece

  20. Oct 1 - 28, 2019 - Arts & Cultural Alliance, Knoxville, TN - Member Competition - 3 pieces

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