One of the leaders of the new generation of marine artists, Don Demers has had a life-long love of the sea. Although he attributes his high school art teacher with being the most formative influence in his training, he attended the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, and concluded his formal studies at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Experience as a crew member on several traditional sailing vessels allows him to bring to life these ships of a bygone era with breathtaking accuracy.
Don’s work has been featured in a number of publications including Yachting Magazine, Nautical Quarterly, Offshore Magazine, Maine Boats and Harbors, and an instructional text book entitled Marine Painting: Techniques of Modern Masters. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists and the Society of Illustrators. Over the years Don has won nine awards at the Maritime Gallery’s International Marine Art Exhibition including the Thomas M. Hoyne Award in 1990, and Awards of Excellence in 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1996.