Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, and explorer, and his love of the sea. Growing up in Jamaica, Guy spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the Island's south coast. He was obsessed with the creatures of the sea and began drawing pictures of the many different fish he observed.
In 1985, he depicted Ernest Hemingway's famous fishing story "The Old Man & the Sea" through a series of 44 original pen and ink drawings and displayed them at an exhibition in Jamaica. Based on the positive response he received at the show, Guy began painting full time and by 1988 was providing custom artwork for use on a variety of products. Guy began to travel the world to gain more knowledge of the habits and activities of marine wildlife.
A passion for the beauty and wonder of the underwater world has driven Dr. Guy Harvey to be a leading conservationist and advocate for the protection of our environment. Guy dedicates much of his talent, time and resources to programs that protect our oceans, fish population and reef systems.
The Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University and The Guy Harvey Foundation have taken on a leadership role in providing the scientific information necessary to understand and protect the world’s fish resources and biodiversity from continued decline.
His unique artistic style is the result of thousands of up-close interactions over the course of his life and career, which he has dedicated to studying, protecting and capturing the beauty of the ocean and its inhabitants.
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