Guy Harvey will design the signature hull artwork for the 4,200-passenger Norwegian Escape which will launch in October 2015. (Norwegian Cruise Line, Courtesy / March 12, 2014)
Marine artist Guy Harvey seeks partnership as another way to spread ocean conservation message
Guy Harvey is perhaps best known for his gamefish T-shirt designs, but the marine artist and conservationist's artwork is about to make waves on a whole new level.
Norwegian Cruise Line has tapped Harvey to design the signature hull artwork for its largest ship, launching in October 2015, the Miami-based cruise operator announced Wednesday.
The cruise ship hull project, which spans 1,065 feet in length, will be Harvey's biggest canvass yet."Guy Harvey is the perfect artist to design Norwegian Escape's hull artwork because he is so passionate about the sea and his marine artwork is so life-like and well-recognized," Norwegian CEO Kevin Sheehan said. "We also appreciate how [he] is focused on ocean conservation and keeping the marine environment pristine."
As a marine artist, Harvey got his first big exposure in America at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show some 28 years ago when he was invited to display his art at the boating event, while living in Jamaica.
Today his reputation as a leading marine artist and ocean conservation champion is widely recognized.
Norwegian also plans to help support the work of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation as it ties in with the company's "strong commitment to the environment," Sheehan said.
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