Working the River
by Don Demers
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Limited Edition of: 45
Image Size: 24"w x 12"h.
Maine's location provided it not only with the raw materials necessary for scraping a living from the land, but also connected its vast natural enterprises ― fishing, quarrying, lumbering among others ― to global markets via Maine-built ships of extraordinary design.
Just after the Revolutionary War, Charles de Talleyrand-Périgord observed, “Maine was a place of opportunity that . . . combines healthfulness and fertility, whose whole coast is one vast harbor of the sea, which is watered by rivers, lakes, ponds, creeks and streams in abundance according to the most fortunate distribution.”
Maine resident Don Demers is one of the most collected marine artists in the country today. His passion for the sea, its beauty and our intimate relationship is at the core of what sets his art apart from others.
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.