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Out of Plein Air

Naples painter Paul Arsenault enlists local kids for a mural to celebrate Youth Haven’s 50th anniversary.

BY October 1, 2022
(Photo By Brian Tietz)

Naples plein air painter extraordinaire Paul Arsenault is on a mission to preserve the region’s charm—documenting beloved landmarks, educating local youth and supporting local nonprofits. This summer, he took a week to team up with the kids at Youth Haven to create a mural celebrating our local ecosystem, with images of native plants and endangered animals, like the Florida panther. The image spans the back of the campus’ administrative building, serving as a backdrop for the wooded park that fills the backyard.