Park West Gallery in Southfield, known for fine art auctions on cruise ships, live art auctions in major metropolitan areas and art galleries in Detroit and Miami Lakes, Fla., has signed with celebrated marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey.
Harvey’s art will be available to collectors all over the world through Park West Gallery art auctions. He joins renowned artists such as Yaacov Agam, Peter Max, Romero Britto and Scott Jacobs as a Park West Gallery artist.
“This relationship will broaden the reach of my art for patrons and at the same time help spread the message for ocean conservation,” says Harvey, who in 2011 received the Simon Conservation Award from Artists for Conservation.
Park West Gallery and Harvey are celebrating in a big way. Harvey had the honor of designing the hull artwork of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Norwegian Escape, which will set sail in November. Promotional artwork by Harvey will be available aboard the inaugural cruise.
Harvey draws upon a degree in marine biology from Aberdeen University, a doctorate in fishery management from the University of the West Indies, and his childhood experiences growing up in Jamaica to capture the beauty and majesty of ocean life.
Harvey held a one-man exhibit in f1985 eaturing artwork based on Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea. Three years later, Harvey became one of the world’s top saltwater game fish artists.
Alongside his artwork, Harvey is a scientist, conservationist, diver and angler in support of “catch and release” fishing practices. His Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation supports research and educational programs to protect marine environments.
Harvey also produces a syndicated TV show, Guy Harvey’s Portraits of the Deep, that blends sports fishing with education, and a series of Guy Harvey Expedition documentaries.