Park West Gallery Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione, left, presents Guy Harvey, Ph.D., world-renowned artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, with a $50,000 check to benefit the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs designed to conserve the marine environment. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem where fish, and other marine wildlife, flourish.
Park West Gallery, known for fine art auctions on cruise ships, live art auctions in metropolitan areas and art galleries in Detroit and Miami Lakes, reviews hundreds of artists each year, considering their talents and their contributions to the world. To support these philanthropic efforts, the gallery’s non-profit organization, the Park West Foundation, is working with artists like Guy Harvey to support organizations that encourage conservation and bettering society.
“Park West Gallery has done a tremendous job in supporting my artwork and is now furthering their commitment to our oceans by making a generous financial contribution to benefit the research and education work of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation,” Harvey said in accepting the donation.
About Guy Harvey:
Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. His childhood passion for the ocean and its living creatures not only inspired him to draw, but fueled a burning interest that prompted a formal education in marine science. Having graduated with honors in Marine Biology from Aberdeen University in Scotland in 1977, Guy returned home to Jamaica to resume his education, earning his Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies in 1984. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed artist, Guy has continued his relentless pursuit to unravel the mysteries of the sea, traveling the world to better understand the habits and habitats of the marine wildlife he paints. For more information, please visit www.guyharvey.com.
About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation:
The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. Research includes pelagic fish tagging and tracking studies, reef fish census studies and lionfish eradication work. Educational efforts include student scholarships, hosting youth science and fishing camps, and creating documentary films and other educational materials. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem where fish, and other marine wildlife, flourish.