Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey

Dr. 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 also fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science.

Having graduated with honours 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 an acclaimed artist, Guy continues 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.

Along the way, Guy became an ardent conservationist, supporting "catch-and- release" fishing ethics, collaborating with Nova Southeastern University in Dania Beach, FL, to form the Guy Harvey Research Institute, and working with many organizations to help manage and protect fishery resources around the world. Guy is an avid scuba diver and skilled underwater photographer and cinematographer, pioneering techniques used to photograph and film free-swimming billfish.

In addition, Guy's talent as a cinematographer has allowed him to share his observations through the production of educational documentaries -- plus his hit television series "Guy Harvey's Portraits From The Deep."