DREW DEMING enjoyed painting in high school but he didn’t take it seriously. However, while recovering from a serious illness, he had plenty of spare time and painting brought happiness and purpose to his life when it was difficult to find in other places. Being basically self-taught with lots of trial and error, YouTube videos, and how-to books, Drew enjoys painting nature and how it affects our aesthetic choices. Having grown up in the Saginaw Bay area, nautical themes are always close to his heart. Drew enjoys the outdoors and preserves his memories through his work. He has also been interested in vintage items and designs since he was a child; his bike designs are a fun way of capturing this fascination. Eventually his paintings improved to the point that he started selling them in a local gift shop in Bay City, MI. He now sells his art at five retail locations, online through his website, Etsy, and at Michigan craft markets and art festivals across the state. He has been a professional watercolor artist for over three years, and feels blessed to have both gotten through such a hard stretch and also have the opportunity to pursue his passion professionally. Meet this returning artist in Booth 91 on November 9, 2019, at Saline Middle School during the Saline Craft Show.