Geoff Hunt: Portrait of a Marine Artist -VHS
Geoff Hunt (Actor), Anneka Banton Chip Croft (Director)
Millions of readers worldwide know London marine artist, Geoff Hunt. His paintings grace the covers of all twenty-one books in Patrick O’Brian’s highly successful series of Aubrey-Maturin historical novels. Hunt’s paintings brilliantly reflect O’Brian’s vision of the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars in the time of Admiral Lord Nelson. The movie "Master & Commander..." was based on two of O’Brian’s books.
Widely recognized as contributing to the success of the O’Brian series, Geoff Hunt has gone from well-known illustrator to become one of the foremost marine fine artists in the world today. His paintings are sought after by private collectors and exhibited in museums throughout the world.
Exquisite in their detail and historical accuracy, Geoff Hunt’s paintings reveal a lifelike depiction of the sea and the light radiating from the sky.
This visually stunning documentary offers rare insight into the brilliant artist. Hunt discloses how he develops the incredible detail and historical accuracy in his paintings and how a sailing adventure added to his ability to portray the feeling of the sea. Covered in the documentary are: 1) Early Life 2) Work as an Illustrator 3) Voyage on yacht Kipper 4) Patrick O’Brian 5) Creativity and research 6) Log books 7) Rigging 8) The eye line 9) Master and Commander… 10) Lord Nelson 11) American Revolutionary War Navy 12) New Age of Square Sail 13) Royal Society of Marine Artists 14) Working in Studio 15) Painting Technique16) Painting the Sea 17) Painting in the Studio