Contemporary impressionist artist Paul Arsenault has long held a fascination with gardens, which he has been painting for decades. Exhibition dates: June 22- November 8, 2020 Visit the Online Exhibition Listen to the Audio Tour
This new exhibition in Kapnick Hall celebrates Arsenault’s love and passion for Naples Botanical Garden and the natural world by bringing together a selection of his original artwork featuring our 170-acre tropical paradise, as well as a few other great gardens from around the world. Arsenault’s work celebrates and pays homage to the rich tradition of painting en plein air—or painting outdoors. Many of the world’s most celebrated artists such as Monet, Renoir, and van Gogh famously painted using this method to capture the fleeting effects of light on land, water, and clouds, which Arsenault does so well. A highly-collected artist and gifted storyteller, Arsenault has called Naples home since 1974. He can often be found quietly painting among the ever-changing landscapes of Naples Botanical Garden. His vibrant color palette and recognizable style capture the changing scenes and different seasons of the Garden by showcasing the diversity of its richness and abundance.
VIDEO VIDEO VIDEO This exhibition is included with regular Garden admission. For health and safety, a limited number of guests are permitted in Kapnick Hall at a time. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor BNY Mellon Wealth Management