Don Demers,
Don Demers, "Laguna Breakers," oil, 10 x 16 in.

In this on-screen interview with Eric Rhoads, legendary painter Don Demers gives a demonstration on how to lay in a seascape painting. Demers is known for “moving seas” and crashing waves, but he says its important to him to be known as a painter.

We get to see a variety of his earlier works, including skeletal drawings, historic figurative paintings, and more from his archives.

Watch the seascape demo here:


Don 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.

His maritime experience came about as a crew member aboard many traditional sailing vessels including schooners and square-riggers.

Bonus Interview! Listen to PleinAir Podcast: Episode 26 – Don Demers On Marine Art, Illustration, and the ‘Why’ in Art.

In this episode, Publisher Eric Rhoads chats with adroit plein air painter Don Demers. Among a range of topics, Demers and Rhoads discuss the artist’s thoughts on marine subjects in art, how to conceptualize illustration, and focusing on the “why” of his work.


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