Friday, April 8, 2016

A to Z Challenge 2016: Guy Harvey

A wonderful benefit about the A to Z Challenge is that it allows you to blog about things you thought that you already blogged about but didn't. I could have sworn I blogged about my visit to the local art museum to see the Guy Harvey exhibit. I didn't swear and apparently I didn't blog about it.

Who is Guy Harvey? He is an artist, known for his wildlife art mostly featuring marine wildlife. If you have gone to a store at a beach or fish chances are pretty good you have seen his work on t-shirts and hats. He is more than an artist he is also a conservationist and a scientist. He has created the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Guy Harvey Research Institute.

Guy Harvey at work or play (from his site)...

MEET GUY

Hanging out with me on a rainy day can be a cultural experience such as a trip to the art museum where we checked out some of Mr. Harvey's work up close..




Here are fish I try to target..



He is best known for his Marlin work..



But my date likes dolphins..



Of course I told her if she didn't have fun I would lock her up..



The museum used to be an old jail. I didn't really lock her up or did I?



7 comments:

Margareta Spain said...

Very nice stories!

Michele Truhlik said...

Wow, Guy Harvey is a great artist! I love marine life, especially the sea turtles. Really liked that turtle piece. The marlin piece was absolutely fantastic!
Thanks for introducing me to this artist Mike.

Michele at Angels Bark

Elliptical Man said...

I like the one with the different fish.

A marlin is what the old man was trying to catch in The Old Man and the Sea. I think that's the only book I've ever read about fishing.

So she gave you a pity date?

Robin said...

I like dolphins, too. (Hope that's not a jailing offense!)

Jeffrey Scott said...

Awesome photos. sounds like a great exhibit. I love Marlins but I don't think I've ever seen one in real life. Of course my fishing experiences have been very limited.

Janie Junebug said...

I love the dolphins--and the artist's dogs. I usually notice dogs before I notice people.

Love,
Janie

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I love his art style. Thanks Mike.