Feb 27, 2015 09:12AM
Naples artist Paul Arsenault’s vibrant paintings reflect a rhythm and pattern that distinguish his contemporary, impressionist style. Their depiction of the essence of everyday life in coastal communities benefits from his passion for history and storytelling. Farmers’ Market originated across the street from his family’s historical residence during a Saturday Third Street South Farmers’ Market.
“I love the treasure hunt for an image and returning home with an artful story that engages the viewer,” says Arsenault. “People say, ‘I’ve lived here all my life and like how you see it with fresh eyes.’”
After graduating from the Art Institute of Boston, he began a stint as a deck hand on a research vessel. Landing in Florida, he signed off the ship to launch a painting career in 1974. Painting trips have taken him to the Caribbean, Americas, Asia, Australia, South Pacific and Europe. His paintings hang in public and private collections around the world.
Fundraising, a hallmark of Arsenault’s career, annually benefits nonprofit organizations devoted to health, environmental protection and historic preservation.
The Arsenault Gallery is located in Crayton Cove, in Olde Naples, Florida. For more information, call 239-263-1214 or visit ArsenaultGallery.com.