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Artist Paul Arsenault Publishes First Book

Jan 25, 2013 12:36AM

Paul Arsenault

Brimming with entertaining tales of travel as colorful as the sumptuous canvases portrayed on its pages, artist Paul Arsenault’s newly published book, My Journey as an Artist, is now available at the Arsenault Gallery, in Naples. Arsenault has been painting in Naples since choosing the town as his home base in the 1970s, and his light-filled works serve as a historical documentation of the Southwest Florida landscape.

The 156-page volume represents his many years here and on the road as a traveling painter. Arsenault says that many people know him as a Naples painter determined to help preserve the city’s history, but remain unaware of his worldwide journeys. This book chronicles his growth as an artist and includes landscapes and landmarks—some of them already vanished—painted in the Caribbean and Bahamas, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Indonesia, as well as Florida, New England and Hawaii.

“I want the person who reads this book to know that I have been working very steadily at what develops my art… and that in my travels, I have tried to call attention to things that are important about our world and our lives,” he says.

Location: 764 12th Ave. S., Crayton Cove. For more information, including additional venues where the book can be purchased, call 239-263-1214 or visit

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