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Guy Harvey Interview: The Artist Talks Ocean Conservation, Tiger Sharks, and More

People around the world know the name “Guy Harvey.” While he first became famous for his paintings of ocean life and game fish, Harvey has since transformed his acclaimed art into a hugely popular international brand, now encompassing clothing, merchandise, magazines, resorts, and even cruise ships. However, what people might not know about Guy Harvey is how tirelessly he works to protect marine wildlife and advocate for ocean conservation causes. In 1999, he founded the Guy Harvey Research Inst...

Creating Oceanic Art and Awareness: 10 Questions with Guy Harvey

There’s a reason why the art of Guy Harvey looks so realistic—he literally dives headfirst into his studies. Harvey has been one of the world’s leading marine wildlife artists since 1988. Known for his signature paintings of billfish, Harvey draws on a background in marine sciences and firsthand studies of oceanic animals in their natural habitats to create captivating scenes of undersea life. His art has since become a vehicle for raising funds and awareness for wildlife conservation, using pro...

Artist Guy Harvey on How He Captures Life Under the Sea

How did Guy Harvey become one of the most famous marine wildlife artists in the world? According to him, it took “a little bit of Jacques Cousteau, a little bit of Raphael, and a lot of time underwater.” That hard work paid off.  It’s difficult to think of another modern public figure more closely associated with oceanic life than Guy Harvey. His marine artwork is internationally acclaimed, his underwater conservation work is unparalleled, and his “wearable art” is hugely popular—people proudly...

Behind the Artist: Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey has spent his life studying and exploring the sea. Through his artistic vision, he shares that passion with the world. Harvey was born in 1955 in Bad Lippspringe, Germany while his father served in the British Army. However, Harvey and his family immigrated to Jamaica shortly after, making him a 10th generation Jamaican of English heritage. Living on the island fueled Harvey’s passion for the ocean and its inhabitants. Harvey graduated with honors in marine biology from Aberdeen Unive...