Geoff Hunt is one of Britain’s leading artists. He was elected to membership in the Royal Society of Marine Artists in 1989, and served as its President. His far-reaching international reputation is founded on studies of historic square-riggers, particularly those of the Napoleonic era. His book cover artwork will be very familiar to those who read Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin novels.
Geoff follows the contemporary maritime scene as well and has completed paintings ranging from naval fleet reviews at Spithead to the Fastnet race. He has sailed a wide range of vessels, from dinghies in the Solent to the 440’ five-masted square rigger Royal Clipper in the Mediterranean (and has been seasick on most of them!). Geoff Hunt is author or co-author of six books and many articles on marine art. His latest book is The Sea-Painter’s