Geoff Hunt is known to millions of readers across the world as the artist responsible for the covers of Patrick O'Brian's "Aubrey-Maturin" novels, and more recently for those of Julian Stockwin's "Thomas Kydd" books. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the leading marine artists of his generation. More than a showcase of the versatility and creativity of his work, this book, written by the artist himself, also reveals its accuracy, through 5 key case studies that explain the initial inspirations, gathering of source material and often lengthy artistic progression that leads to the creation of a finished painting.
The artist has selected over 150 paintings and sketches to illustrate his prolific career, painting techniques and influences, dividing them into sections on Nelson's Navy, "The American War of Independence", illustrating the naval writers and the Modern Maritime Scene, which includes recent commissions from the commercial sector and yachting community.This title covers the artist's inspirations, techniques, interpretations and primary research. It features over 150 paintings and sketches faithfully reproduced on high quality paper. It is suitable for Patrick O'Brian fans, as well as enthusiasts of marine art and history. It is presented with an introduction by art historian, David Cordingly.
Author: Geoff Hunt
Title: The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt: Master Painter of the Naval World of Nelson and Patrick O'Brian
First Published by: Mystic Seaport Museum
Date: September 2004