A native of Massachusetts, marine artist Paul Garnett is entirely
self-taught. 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 starring
His artwork has been featured in
Nautical World Magazine, Marine Art
Quarterly and Sea History Magazine. He has also had his paintings
appear on A & E's Sea Tales as well as The History Channel's program
History's Mysteries. The Clinton County Historical Society in New
York licensed 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.
of the Sea
has featured the artist's paintings 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 2014 issue.
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. Also,
for Mr. White, the artist has produced covers for The Greater the Honor
a tale of the Barbary Wars, In Pursuit of Glory, When Fortune Frowns,
The Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora, Gun Bay and Sea History's Press Guide
to the War of 1812.
Recently, Nicholas Nicastro's work
Between Two Fires A Novel of John Paul
Jones used Mr. Garnett's art for the cover. He has also done cover art
for Telarc's Masters & Commanders CD recorded by the Cincinnati Pops
Orchestra conducted by the late great Erich Kunzel and for Secret Signs
recorded by the Bow Triplets, an Irish/Celtic folk music group based in
The artist's originals can be seen at the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in
Fairfield, Connecticut, the Kensington-Stobart Gallery in Salem,
Massachusetts, Art of the Sea Gallery in Thomaston, Maine and the Camden
Falls Gallery in Camden, Maine. 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,
of the Boston Waterfront at the John Stobart Gallery in Boston, as well
as in the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport and the Merchant Marine Academy
in Kings Point, New York.
In 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 and the Nautical
He works from his studio in Marlborough, Massachusetts
"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
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