Monday, February 16, 2009

Donald Demers

Donald Demers was born in 1956, in the small rural communityof Lunenburg, Massachusetts. His interest inpainting maritime subjects began while spending his summers on the coast of Maine near Boothbay Harbor. Crewing aboard schooners, square-riggers and other traditional craft has provided both the foundation for his technical expertise and the vision to transfer his first hand experience to the canvas. His love of sailing has not diminished over the years.

Don acknowledges his high school art teacher as the most formative influence in his early training. He continued his education at the School of Worchester (MA) Art Museum and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA.

His professional career began as an illustrator. A move to Maine in 1984 marked a shift in his career in which illustration yielded to marine and landscape painting.

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