Geoff Hunt

Geoff Hunt is a painter of 18th- and 19th-century ships and, through his research for paintings, he has become a leading authority on naval history and ship architecture of the period and has a special interest in the ships and commands of Lord Nelson.

Hunt’s marine art features on the covers of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin books, vividly evoking the atmosphere of “the best historical novels ever written” (The New York Times). Subjects include HMS Surprise fictionally commanded by O’Brian’s famous hero Jack Aubrey in the Oscar-winning film Master and Commander: Far Side of the World starring Russell Crowe.