In the middle of summer, there is one singular past time which occupies the minds of people across the planet: that first dive into water. There is something completely evocative about swimming. We all remember our first little splashes, our first lessons, our first tricks. Minnesotan artist, Samantha French, paints these memories which she vividly recalls. Of her work, she writes: "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."
French's work can be found at her website which has great information about her current exhibits and also links to her etsy shop for affordable prints of her paintings. She can also be found at the Poppytalk Handmade Market, which features great talent from all over the globe!