Donald Demers

 

Born in the rural town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Don Demers’ love for the sea stemmed from early summers spent on the shoreline near Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

After finishing an exemplary high school art program, he furthered his education at the School of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA. Demers left the Museum School to become a crew member aboard many traditional sailing vessels, including schooners and square-riggers, which gave him invaluable experience for his future maritime paintings.

In 1984, Demers settled in Maine, and his close affiliation with the ocean has remained an ever-present theme in his work. He continues to be an avid sailor. ~ Vose Galleries, Boston, MA