Ever mindful of striking a balance between loose and detailed brushwork, the self-described impressionist and “addict for color” rarely works from photographs.
The artist describes his style as “messy realism,” letting his hand show through his brushes and pens. He seeks to portray motion and immediacy in every artwork.
Here’s a sampling of the 100 entries that made it to the final round of judging.
Today, in her still lifes and figurative works, the contemporary realist painter seeks to convey serenity, clarity, and strength through spare, refined compositions.
Demers continues to portray historic sailing vessels, drawing on years of experience and research—ships’ plans, historical records, maritime novels, nautical charts, photos of harbors—to assemble imagined narratives of actual historic ships.