Geoff Hunt, RSMA, devoted himself to maritime painting full time after returning from a year's sailing abroad in 1980. His work is now represented in many permanent and private collections worldwide, notably at the Royal Naval Museum at Portsmouth, who purchased a large series of his historical studies. More recently he has been in demand for aviation subjects. 'A Grand Aircraft' was commissioned to represent a particular action involving Hurricane P3175 which is now a major exhibit at the RAF museum at Hendon, London.