English artist Geoffrey Huband was born in Worcestshire in 1945 and studied at Stourbridge College of Art and Victoria College, Manchester University, graduating in 1967. He taught for four years and then moved to Cornwall to paint full time.
Geoffrey’s work is best known for his cover art on the novels of Douglas Reeman and Alexander Kent. His work has been exhibited in the UK and Spain also with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and The Royal Society of Watercolor Artists. He was employed by “Warner Brothers” as a Concept Artist on the feature film Harry Potter 4 The Goblet of Fire conceived and designed the Durmstrang Ship.
His work has been commissioned by National Geographic and has been featured artist in Classic Boats, Traditional Boats and Tall Ships as well as Shipwright International Annual of Maritime History.
Most recent awards have been The Award of Excellence from the Maritime Gallery, Mystic Seaport in 2009 and the Conway Maritime Award from the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) in 2012. He was proposed as a Candidate for the RSMA in 2014.
Geoffrey has a wide range of interests: In 1994 he gained a Bsc.Hons. from Exeter University and he enjoys sailing his 42′ yacht with his family in the Mediterranean whenever the opportunity presents, currently in the Ionian.