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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.’
"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."