These very beautiful paintings were created by Samantha French. They remind me of all the time I used to spend swimming when I was a kid. Damn those were such amazing times. I would get home from school and head straight for the swimming pool, then my mom would make me my favourite sandwich for after my swim, polony on white bread with lots of butter hahaha! Yes I liked, in fact I think it’s safe to say that I loved polony when I was a kid. I kind of miss those days…Sigh
- Samantha French graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2005. Her paintings show a strong connection to her Minnesota lifestyle and memories. She currently resides and keeps a studio in New York City. “My current body of work is focused on swimmers underwater and above. Using vague yet consuming memories from my childhood summers spent immersed in the tepid lakes of northern Minnesota, I attempt to recreate the quiet tranquility of water and nature; of days spent sinking and floating, still and peaceful.