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.