Guy Harvey: An Exhibit of Watercolors and Drawings
This exhibit features original artwork by noted marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey. On display are original drawings and watercolors as well as prints and paintings.
In 1985 Harvey illustrated Ernest Hemingway's novel The Old Man and the Sea, creating 44 original pen and ink drawings. These drawings were later used to create a series of prints. A highlight of the exhibit are these original drawings which have been lent by Guy Harvey collector Dave Copham. On display also are a set of the prints owned by NSU's Oceanographic Center.
In 2007 Harvey was commissioned by Nova Southeastern University to create the world’s largest indoor marine mural now on permanent display in the Taft University Center on NSU’s main campus. Harvey did a number of watercolor studies for this mural which are also on display.
Harvey is an active advocate for marine conservation, and has established the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) at Nova Southeastern University as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds scientific research and educational initiatives. This exhibit honors his support of NSU.