native of Massachusetts, marine artist Paul
Garnett was entirely self-taught.
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
on the Bounty"
starring Marlon Brando.
artwork has been featured in"Nautical World
"Marine Art Quarterly",
"Quarterdeck", "Soundings", "The Nautical
Research Journal" and "North Carolina Historical
Review" as well
as the National Maritime Historical Society’s
Christmas cards. He has
also had his paintings appear on A & E's Sea
Tales, as well as The History Channel's
program Historys Mysteries. One was
licensed to be used in the background of
the movie Ad
Astra in 2019.
Clinton County Historical Society in New York,
licensed "Battle of Valcour Island"
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 paintings
five times over a number of years
8, 2006 edition of Denmark’s Historie
included the artist’s "Men Against the Sea" as well as a painting of Joshua Slocum’s
"Spray" being featured in their #1
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 Fires", a novel of John Paul Jones, used
Paul’s art for the cover. He had
completed artwork for the first two books of
William Westbrook’s sea fiction trilogy –
Privateer" and ‘"The
Black Ring" and
Wayne Grieg's book "Three
Strands of an Unraveling Rope". He has done CD cover art for
the Telarc's Masters & Commanders
, recorded by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra,
conducted by the late great Erich Kunzel and
a CD cover for “Secret Signs”,
recorded by the Bow Triplets, an Irish/Celtic
folk music group based in Europe. Most
recently, the Royal Mail licensed the image of
his painting "Sovereign of the Seas " to
use on a stamp on their Royal Navy Ships series.
artist's originals can be seen at the J. Russell
Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield, Connecticut and
the Camden Falls Gallery in Camden, Maine
and of course, 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’"
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 Sails featured event artist at the
gathering of Tall Ships.
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.
artist was also a longtime member of the National
Society, the International Society
of Marine Painters and the
In 2018 he was elected as a
Signature Member of the American Society
of Marine Artist’s (ASMA).
"Bottom of the World
" toured with the
worked from his studio
in Marlborough, Massachusetts
until he passed away
in November 2021.