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Samantha French  Brooklyn, NY

'Breakthrough'
Oil on canvas
'Up from below'
Oil on canvas

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About Samantha


Samantha French received a BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2005.

Her work is inspired by memories of life in Minnesota, recalling warm summer days at the lake and commonly featuring figures immersed in the water or bathed in sun.

French, who currently lives in New York, fondly describes the subject of her work as ‘a time before the wool suits, dark eyeliner and bob haircuts.’


Recommended by our guest curators


Danielle Krysa

Founder of The Jealous Curator

"I love everything Samantha paints, and being surrounded by her large-scale, underwater portraits is a magical place to be. You almost feel like you're in a pool - a beautifully painted, sunshine-lit pool."


Samantha appears in the following Top 10 lists


'Swimmers'

'Twitterers'

'New York'

'Under Water'

'#Instagram'

'@Facebook'


1 reaction from the artist


Samantha French
2011-03-06 @ 9:21 PM
Thanks for all the comments!

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Love this work

love this artist

It depicts the way I am feeling right now. Under water and trying to see above all the pain. Her expression is my expression right now. Thanks I really like this one.

Nice job!

great sense of color

Beautiful

LOVE THE COLORS! REMINDS ME OF THE COLOR PALETTE YOU GET WITH EKTAR FILM.

THIS IS PERFECTLY SOOTHING TO LOOK AT!!!

love it

Your two works here show turbulent water. You may enjoy the challenge of painting someone displaying motion in open water while the water remains tranquil: no bubbles, no ripples, no variegation.

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