by Don Demers
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Image Size: 30"w x 18"h.
The upper reaches of greater Nantucket Harbor are dotted with quiet and intimate places. Beautiful stretches of pastoral land spill into the water. Polpis Harbor is one of these places. “I came upon this inlet one lovely summer morning,” said the artist. “The early morning island breeze was beginning to lift, gently tugging at the small sailboats on their moorings. The serenity of this place wrapped around you like a blanket and that has stayed with me to this day.”
Maritime legend, Don Demers is a Massachusetts native. Don’s interest in painting maritime subjects began while spending his summers on the coast of Maine near Boothbay Harbor. Crewing aboard schooners, square-riggers and other traditional craft have 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 Demers is one of a handful of premier maritime painters working today. Crewing aboard schooners, square-riggers and other traditional craft have provided both the foundation for his technical expertise and the vision to transfer his first-hand experience to the canvas. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists, a member of the Guild of Boston Artists, the California Art Club, and a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America. He has won a record seventeen awards at the Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition. His illustrations have been recognized by the Museum of American Illustration four times in their national competition representing the finest examples of work in the field. He conducts workshops for artists and lectures on his art and maritime experiences, both here and abroad.