Joseph Demaree has been hiking around Maui, HI. capturing moments with expressive and creative marks forever moved by gravity and the wind. With a love of natures perfect beauty, the islands unmatched mana and the timeless art of plein air landscape oil painting, Joseph continues to find inspiration. Joseph Demaree was born with the mark of the artist. He can’t recall a time without the lust for personalized adaptations of the physical and multi dimensional now. These windows have been made for eyes to dance within.
Joseph grew up in San Jose, CA., attended the San Francisco Academy of Art during 1997-2003, toured the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & Japan with many diverse musical projects ultimately leading to a music and art show know as “The Unit Breed (1998-2009)”, relocated to Portland, OR. in 2004, spent time in St. John USVI, traveled throughout Mexico, found himself living back in San Jose, CA. where he created “Welcome Back!”: a cable access TV show (2010-2011), relocated to Encinitas, Ranchita & Oceanside, CA. where he began painting En plein air for Art in the Pines at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (2012). Demaree relocated, floating in and out of Portland & San Jose. During this time he recorded and released new music under his birth name, showed and toured with new works continuously sharpening his minds eye. Demaree’s adventurous spirit longed for Maui. Nov 11th 2014, Demaree made that flight. When asked “Why Maui?”, “To paint landscapes.” is the reply.
On Island, Demaree has just begun to show his work. He is thrilled to become a new member of The Lahaina Arts Society and his work can be found in the Court House, Jail Gallery & under the Banyon Tree in Lahaina HI.
Joseph has recently self-published a book of his Hawaiian landscapes, Check it out!