Phaneuf’s subjects are the many historical edifices around Lowell. Antiquity, old buildings, bridges, roads, and stonewalls serve as inspiration for his drawings. “To me they are an expression of the passage of time,” he says. Dave’s palette is black and white and the huge range between them provide him with endless possibilities in his work
Diners and fans of local architecture enjoy the views of ‘old’ Lowell at Middle and Palmer Streets through the almost floor to ceiling windows of the restaurant. With this exhibit, historical architecture is again reflected inside, upon the walls enlivened with Phaneuf’s drawings.
As a life-long Lowell artist Dave now works out of his home studio downtown. He attended Mass. Art and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpting and drawing in 1984. Dave is a member of the Arts League of Lowell and the Brush Art Gallery and his work has been exhibited in various area group shows.