Weathered Way by Don Demers
Isn’t this a fabulous painting? I love the warm palette… it’s that nice golden light warmth that I find so appealing in paintings. The dirt path with it’s subtle shadows is fabulous, as are the trees and sky. It makes this come together to be one fabulous piece of work! Those two dead trees… spectacular! Don paints a diverse number of subjects from maritime art to landscapes, each as fabulous as the next! Don’s art has graced the covers of many magazines, whoa! He also gives workshops (check out his website for more information!)… I also see that he’ll be a judge at Plein Air Easton. Now THAT’S an event I would love to make it to!
Mr. Demers was born in 1956, in the small, rural community of Lunenburg, Massachusetts. His interest in painting maritime subjects began while spending his summers on the coast of Maine near Boothbay Harbor.
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.
Don’s maritime experience came about as a crewmember aboard many traditional sailing vessels including schooners and square-riggers. He continues to be an avid sailor.
His professional career began as an illustrator and expanded into the field of fine art. His illustrations can be found on many book covers and in national publications such as Reader’s Digest, Sail Magazine, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Yankee, and National Geographic.
Demers’ diversity has enabled him to apply his skills to clients ranging from American Airlines to the National Park Service. Various projects have included creating art for national television advertisements, educational television programming and designing art glass for Steuben.
Demers’ body of work has expanded to the study and creation of landscape painting. These works are created from subjects across the country and beyond, often in consort with other artists of similar inspiration. His landscape work has garnered him two awards at the Laguna Plein Air Invitational in Laguna Beach, California in 2001 and 2002. He has also received an award for his painting at the 2007 Crystal Cove Invitational sponsored by the Irvine Museum in Orange County, CA.
Take a minute to check out his website! Catch you back here tomorrow!