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An Artist’s Triumphant Escape

Norwegian Escape Hull Design

South Floridian Guy Harvey Chosen for Norwegian’s Escape Hull Design

If you’ve been reading my blogs, you kind of got the idea that I love living in South Florida.  I consider myself an active member of the “South Florida is the best place to live” action committee.

I am also an admirer of artwork by (what I consider) talented people.  When I saw an article in today’s newspaper, I felt compelled to make it the topic for today’s blog.  The title of the article is, “New Norwegian Ship to get Guy Harvey Hull Art.”

Guy is a marine artist and conservationist.  So, Norwegian Cruise Line decided to use Harvey’s talent to design its signature hull artwork for its largest ship, the “Escape,” which is scheduled to launch in October 2015.  His design was unveiled during a recent media event at the Cruise Shipping conference in Miami.

Even though I have never met Guy Harvey, I feel very proud that a local artist in South Florida, has been chosen.  Guy is not “just an artist.”  He is an unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea.  His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science.  He graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland and returned home to resume his education, earning his PhD.  He gave up a budding career as a marine biologist, and became a highly acclaimed artist and ardent conservationist.  In addition, he is a talented cinematographer.

Guy Harvey at work in his outdoor studio.

Guy Harvey at work in his outdoor studio.

denizens of the deep

One of many of Guy Harvey’s denizens of the deep works of art.

Guy Harvey’s world showroom is located in Davie, Florida, near Nova University.  Posters, prints, furniture, jewelry, apparel, gift items and more are available.  His signature is easily recognized, worldwide.

Guy Harvey's logo.

Guy Harvey’s logo.

Congratulations, Guy Harvey, for so well representing my home, South Florida!

All photos taken from guyharvey dot com


Ocean Researcher and Cinematographer

Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints.

– See more at: http://www.guyharvey.com/about-guy-harvey-ie/#sthash.zG8q09E9.dpuf

Change Is Good For The Soul – Or Is It?

If you’re reading this blog and any of my others, and you’ve been on my site before, you will notice a difference in the background.

There is more than one thing (text, images, photos, videos) to concentrate on when posting a blog.  I know, it’s the message that’s most important, but I have chosen to change my background, and yet still try to keep within certain color and design parameters that I have given myself today.  I really wasn’t happy with the background that was there yesterday – I felt it was temporary – a “fix” from the solid white background that I had when I messed up early on.

I tried this one: 

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but didn’t like it.

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Didn’t like this one, either.

I liked the designs above, and some others but, when tiled, they looked awful.  I’ve been trying to keep similar colors that were in the original theme, “Matala.”

In order to spread the design across the whole background, it has to be “tiled.”  So, I had to find one that “tiled” nicely.  I am partial to paisley – always liked that design.

Actually, I had fun with this – choosing another design.  This is my blog, and I need to be pleased and happy with how it appears – for me, not necessarily for all who may view it.  If I get tired of this design, or decide it’s time to search for another background, it’s a simple (wasn’t at first) thing to change.

This is my happiness moment for today.  A simple thing, but hey!

 

Well, I Know It’s Better Than All White

This is my pleasurable time of day.  I got some color in my blog, finally. 

WordPress wasn’t going to help me get back the original design of the theme, because I haven’t received any support email. 

I fooled around with it (I’m good at that; however, I didn’t get positive results with my original “fooling around” did I?).

I decided to go to Bing, where I was able to access clip art, images, photos, etc. of all kinds.  The search help is great; the choices are seemingly infinite, and I found it hard to make a decision as to what would look presentable, and with what I would be pleased. 

Among the other choices were:

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but I figured the one I chose would be easier on the eyes.

I feel good about this evening’s work.  Hope you all do, too.  Please let me know what you think.