Local painter Paul Arsenault has made a career out of documenting the waterfront themes and maritime motifs of the tropics on canvas, capturing the bright, vibrant and often times lyrical scenes as boldly as they naturally appear. His works have graced the walls of art patrons the world over, have depicted scenes from his native New England, adopted Naples, as well as his travels, capturing moments in Vietnam, Europe’s great architectural marvels, the almost irrepressible beauty of the Hawaiian islands and the crystalline and picturesque waters of Caribbean outcroppings. Along the way, between canvass, Arsenault kept a travel log, a written testament to the places visited, people met and moments immortalized in oil.
These journals have been put to page in the unique Paul Arsenault: My Journey as a Painter. The 156-page book chronicles Arsenault’s life as a painter, pairing prose with picture, offering a unique look into the artist’s inspiration behind the work, but also his growth as an artist too. Some of the places depicted in the book, and canvases, are of landscapes and landmarks long since gone, succumbing to age, weather and/or development.
- On April 11, Paul Arsenault will be on hand at the Marco Island Historical Society for a reading on book signing from 5-7 p.m.
- Books will be available for purchase for $65.
- Reservations are requested. To RSVP, please call 239-389-6447.