Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Marine Art of Geoff Hunt

Readers who have admired the covers of Patrick O'Brian's works (the recent editions) will appreciate Hunt's other realistic oil paintings depicting 18th-century ships at sea and sometimes in battle. Hunt, a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (and currently its president), also includes case studies which follow the progress of five paintings from start to finish; a section of paintings of scenes from the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812; book cover illustrations for authors such as Miles Smeeton and for reprints of Patrick O'Brian's works; and a few paintings of modern naval vessels, merchant ships, and yachts.

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