A native of Massachusetts, marine artist Paul Garnett is entirely
For seven years he served as the shipwright on
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's tall ship replica of the
famous "Bounty" that was built for M.G.M.'s 1962
production of 'Mutiny on the Bounty'
His artwork has been featured in Nautical
World Magazine, Marine Art Quarterly and
Sea History Magazine.,
‘Quarterdeck,’ ‘Soundings,’ ‘ ‘The
Nautical Research Journal,’ and ‘North
Carolina Historical Review’ as well as the
National Maritime Historical Society’s Christmas
card. He has also had his paintings appear on A
& E's SeaTales,
as well as The History Channel's program
One has been licensed
to be used in the background of a film due to be
released in 2019.
The Clinton County Historical Society in New
"Battle of Valcour Island" as a poster for
their recovery project on the lake where the
battle took place.
This painting has also been used in Facts
On File's Revolutionary War Almanac.
‘Art of the Sea’ has featured the artist’s
five times over a number of years and the number
8, 2006 edition of
Denmark’s Historie Magazine
included the artist’s ‘Men Against the Sea’
, as well as a
painting of Joshua Slocum’s Spray being
featured in their #1,
Mr. Garnett's paintings have also been featured
as the covers of the trilogy,
by naval historian William H. White,
about the War of 1812 – "A Press of Canvas,"
"A Fine Tops'l Breeze" and "The Evening Gun"
, as well as Mr.
White’s other works of fiction and non-fiction.
Nicholas Nicastro’s work “Between Two
Fire" , a novel of
John Paul Jones, used
Paul’s art for the cover. He has currently
completed artwork for the first two books of
William Westbrook’s sea fiction trilogy –
‘The Bermuda Privateer’ and ‘The Black
Ring.’ He has also done CD cover art for
the Telarc's Masters & Commanders
, recorded by the
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra,
conducted by the late great Erich Kunzel.
He then did an additional CD
cover for “Secret Signs”,
recorded by the Bow Triplets, an Irish/Celtic
folk music group based in Europe.
artist's originals can be seen at the J. Russell
Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield, Connecticut and
the Camden Falls Gallery in Camden, Maine,
as well as on his
website. They have appeared in such shows as
"Modern Marine Masters" at Mystic Seaport,
"Water Ways" at Art of the Sea,
"Charlestown – Then and Now" at the
Charlestown Naval Museum, "Masters and
Commanders" at the Union League Club in New
York City, "Art of the Boston Waterfront"
at the John Stobart Gallery in Boston.
His works also appear in the Maritime
Gallery at Mystic Seaport and the Merchant
Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.
July 2005, Mr. Garnett was involved in the
National Juried Exhibition at the 12th Annual
Maritime Art Exhibition,
at the Coos Art Museum in Oregon. Mr. Garnett's
work was also featured and auctioned at the Don
Cesar Hotel on St. Petersburg Beach in the
summer of 2002 when he was OP Sail's featured
event artist at the gathering of Tall Ships.
Both the Constitution Museum in Charlestown and
the Marine Museum in Fall River Massachusetts
have permanent exhibits of his work, as do the
Minnesota Maritime Museum, the North Carolina
Marine Museum in Beaufort and more recently, the
National Coast Guard
Museum. The artist is also a longtime member of
the National Maritime Historical Society, the
International Society of Marine Painters, the
Nautical Research Guild and, in 2018,
was elected as a Signature Member of the
American Society of Marine Artists.
He works from his studio in Marlborough,
Massachusetts and welcomes visitors.
"For a ship is the noblest of all man's works - a cunning fabric of
wood, and iron, and hemp,
wonderfully propelled by wings of canvas, and
seeming at times to have the very breath of life."
Nordhoff and Hall, Mutiny On the Bounty
Commissions are welcome and come with
full documentation, museum quality framing, and can be shipped crated and
Interested in Print availability? Click Here