Renown Artist Donates Exclusive Painting to the Mermaid Ball

Arnold Desmarais
Sophie, by Arnold Desmarais
Sophie, by Arnold Desmarais

Arnold Desmarais is a well-known artist best known for his evocative seascapes. Through lighting and color, his paintings reflect the ocean in all its moods. In one interview, the artist comments:  “I enjoy the power of the ocean, its ever changing aspects, its elusive qualities of color and reflective light. It’s hard to capture, but I always love a challenge. Art is all about challenging yourself all the time.”

Now, Mr. Desmarais has donated an exclusive animal portrait to our upcoming Mermaid Ball.  As “Sophie” the sea lion explores the ocean depths, her compelling expression invites you to join her while at the same time imploring you to help other animals in need.

“Sophie” is a 24″ x 24″ oil painting valued at $4,000.  Bidding will only occur at the Mermaid Ball. Click here to purchase tickets to the ball. If you cannot attend the ball, you may submit a proxy bid. Contact Kate Shaffer at 508-743-9888 x307 to discuss this option.