Geoff Hunt I

Reflections: Geoff Hunt’s Venice

Oil Paintings and Watercolours

5–11 November 2019

Geoff Hunt is one of the world’s finest painters of 18th and 19th century ships. Through his research for paintings he is a leading authority on naval history and ship architecture of the period and has a special interest in the ships and commands of Lord Nelson.

Geoff Hunt’s marine art features on the covers of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin books, vividly evoking the atmosphere of ‘the best historical novels ever written’ (The New York Times). Subjects include HMS Surprise, fictionally commanded by O’Brian’s famous hero Jack Aubrey in the Oscar winning film ‘Master and Commander: Far Side of the World’ starring Russell Crowe.

Geoff Hunt was President of Britain’s prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) between 2003 and 2008. The RSMA is a charitable organisation which promotes marine art painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking of the highest standard.