A Professional Artist...
About the Artist:
Mr. Arsenault is a prolific painter with years of experience. While mostly self taught, as a young school student in the late 1950’s he attended classes the Fleisher School in Philadelphia, PA.
His more advanced skills were attained under the direct tutelage of artist Don Hettle at his private studio in Runnemede, NJ where he studied oil painting from 1969 through 1974.
Mr. Arsenault's most often used medium today is acrylic paint on canvas and on cold press paper. He also uses other mediums: oil paint, charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, watercolor, and color pencils.
His subject matter is very diverse and includes a wide range of topics. Primarily his work is focused on seascapes, landscapes and other scenes and wildlife found only in the NJ Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, the NJ seashore, Delaware Bay and surrounding waterways. Additional work includes selective still life.
Personal Statement About The Artwork:
"My painting style is not influenced by any particular artist. I tend to find a subject of my own interest and either take a photo or make initial sketches on site with pencil and paper, then translate it to the canvas or paper."
"It is my belief that art of any kind is a personal calling that is meant to be shared with many. While I paint for my own pleasure and at my own pace, my intention is to always produce work that is instantly recognizable by others allowing the viewer to enjoy it more quickly."
"There is no great meaning embedded in my work and it is not intended to challenge the mind. Rather it is simply meant to be pleasing to the viewer. My work dose not express any point of view or inspire one to ponder the meaning of life. It is only to make the viewer feel more tranquil and at peace with themselves and the scene or subject that is presented."
Charles Arsenault - Artist