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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Famous Conservationist Guy Harvey to Unveil New Murals in Deerfield Beach

World-renowned artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey will be at the famous Kirk Cottrell Pavilion in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, to unveil two original murals. The event will take place from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at 330 N. Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach. Dr. Harvey is also set to make a major announcement about the exciting new partnership between the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the City of Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The media is invited to attend the unveiling at noon. The Kirk Cottrell Pavilion will be open to the public at 1:30 PM, food trucks will also be serving some light food and beverages at that time. 

These art installations measure seven feet by eight feet and will be mounted at Deerfield Beach's new hot spot, the Kirk Cottrell Pavilion, named after Deerfield Beach surf legend and Island Water Sports Founder Kirk Cottrell. 

"The murals tell the story of the vibrant marine life found near the famous International Fishing Pier. I am so thrilled to partner with Deerfield Beach on this project and so many other exciting efforts to bring educational and conservation initiatives to everyone in this community and beyond," said Dr. Harvey.

"Dr. Guy Harvey is the face of ocean conservation education, and his passion for the preservation of marine life is unmatched. We are so honored to partner with him and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.  What we are planning and building with him will benefit South Florida and the environment for decades to come," said Mayor Bill Ganz. 

Dr. Harvey's new murals feature more than 15 different marine species commonly found off the coast of Deerfield Beach. The artwork is expected to become a focal point near the landmark fishing pier. The artist is best known for his exclusive paintings, popular apparel, and passion for the ocean and its creatures. 

The public is invited to check out the new murals, and there will be an opportunity to purchase a reproduction of the murals and have them signed by Guy Harvey! Proceeds from these sales will go toward the Deerfield Beach CRA murals project. 

For more information about this event, contact the City of Deerfield Beach CRA at 954.480.4262.

About Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist, and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and 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 Follow Guy on Facebook at, on Twitter at, connect on Instagram at, and tune in to see Guy's latest expeditions on YouTube at    

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. The GHOF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHOF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem. For more information, visit 

City of Deerfield Beach

The City of Deerfield Beach is located between the Everglades and the beautiful east coast of southern Florida in Broward County and has a population of 80,000 residents. Within Deerfield Beach's 15 square miles of land lies a unique mix of urban and suburban living, complete with a well-balanced industrial and commercial population. This city is home to the Florida Atlantic University Research Center, People's Trust Insurance, JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota, The Learning Center headquarters, a major Publix distribution center, and other national and international businesses. An excellent assortment of housing is located throughout Deerfield Beach, from waterfront property to suburban developments and affordable rentals. Year-round tropical weather makes Deerfield Beach one of the most attractive places in the U.S. to call "Home." Deerfield Beach is also a well-known surf community, and its waterways make Deerfield Beach a boater's dream. There are acres of city parks and a calendar packed with free festivals and concerts all year long. Deerfield Beach… More than Just a Pretty Beach!  For more information on the City of Deerfield Beach, visit Follow Deerfield Beach on Twitter at, Instagram at, Facebook at, and YouTube at 


Media Contacts:

Maria Pierson | Pierson Grant PR

T: 954.776.1999, ext. 222 


Rebecca Medina Stewart

Director of Public Affairs and Marketing

City of Deerfield Beach

T: 954.480.4417


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