A touch of imagination

Local artist balances work, family and life in quest to perfect his style

"Upstairs Downstairs," one of David Arsenault's paintings.

"Upstairs Downstairs," one of David Arsenault's paintings. Submitted photo

— “(I make) a lot of decisions about what’s left in or what isn’t included. That’s part of the fun. Like introducing characters, writing them out of the script, whether it is a tree or a house. You make decisions based on what you think would make the most interesting painting,” Arsenault said.

While he tries to paint almost every day, Arsenault said he likes to be able to juggle the practical realities of having a full-time job.

“I also insist on having a quality relationship with my wife, children and even my cat,” he said, laughing. “And just normal responsibilities of doing dishes, having meals and taking showers. I try to give myself to all of it, especially the people. The artwork is in there, too.”

To see some of Arsenault’s paintings, visit artofdavid.com.

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