Demerise is an artist who is fascinated with the variation of color in skies and water. When not examining these things, she is viewing and painting life around her. She finds inspiration in the landscape and vistas of Long Island, particularly Northport. Her acrylic paintings are usually done on mid to large size canvases. Demerise often includes figures in her "slice of life" approach when painting local scenes.
Demerise earned her Bachelor's degree from Hofstra University. One of her professors, Perle Fine, is cosidered "among the most prominent female artists associated with abstract expressionism." Her graduate degree is from Queens College where she studied with the renowned watercolor artist, Barse Miller.
Demerise taught art for 32 years, mostly in Port Washington. She had a solo exhibit in the summer of "99 in a local gallery. She was a member of the Firefly Artists Gallery. Demerise is a Northport resident and has lived there many years.