Donald Demers' love of art was inspired by his summers sailing off the coast of Maine, and later crewing aboard traditional schooners and quareriggers. After studying at the School of the Worcester Art Museum and the Massachusetts College of Art, he began his professional career as an illustrator. Now, as an award winning marine and landscape painter, Demer’s paintings have been included in a wide range of art and maritime publications. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists, an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists and the California Art Club, and a signature member of Plein Air Painters of America. He shares his vast knowledge of painting through plein-air workshops and lectures across the United States.Demers is represented by Vose Galleries, Boston.