Whether depicting the Maine coast, the beaches of Southern California, or New England’s historic towns and landscapes, Don Demers has sought to go beyond literal representation, focusing instead on the experiential element of plein air painting to evoke the truth and spirit within the scene.
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Demers is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists, an elected member of the Salmagundi Club and the California Art Club, and a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America. He has won an award from the Crystal Cove Invitational in Orange County, California, two awards from the Artist Renewal Center International Competition, three awards from the Laguna Plein Air Invitational in Laguna Beach, California, including Best in Show, four awards from the Society of Illustrators, New York City, and twenty-one awards from the Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition in Mystic, Connecticut. He has also conducted numerous workshops and lectures around the world.
From the collection of the artist, Maine