Born and raised in north central Minnesota, Samantha French graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2005. French’s
current body of work explores the idea of escape, the tranquility and nostalgia for the lazy summer days of her childhood. The series is
inspired by Samantha’s own reflections and memories of her childhood summers spent in the lakes of Northern Minnesota. French actively
exhibits her paintings and is included in many private and public collections throughout the country while her work has garnered extensive
international and national press. She is a full-time painter and keeps a studio in Brooklyn, New York.

"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. These paintings are a link to my home and continual search for the feeling of the sun on my face and warm
summer days at the lake. They are my escape, a subtle reprieve from the day-to-day. At the same time, I am drawn to an idealistic time
before my own, where swim caps and wool swimsuits were commonplace. This combination of memory, observation and photography has
allowed me to preserve the transitory qualities of water and remembrance."
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Samantha French
Hotel Giraffe
Hotel Elysee
The Casablanca Hotel
The Library Hotel
The Library Hotel Collection
The Library Hotel Collection
ascending the surface
64 x 64", Oil on canvas, 2014: $15,000.00 USD
perfect silence
36 x 48", Oil on canvas, 2013/14: 7500.00 USD
24 x 30", Oil on canvas, 2013: SOLD
fall in; stripes
16 x 20", Oil on canvas, 2013: 2100.00 USD
afternoon sun; reflected
18 x 24", Oil on canvas, 2013/14: SOLD
mid-morning light
48 x 60", Oil on canvas, 2013/14: 9800.00 USD
Breakthrough II
82 x 104", Oil on canvas, SOLD
Drift and Flow
30 x 40", Oil on canvas, 2013: SOLD
wash over
30 x 40", Oil on canvas, 2013/14: 5700.00 USD
Dive in Float
48 x 60", Oil on canvas, 2012 SOLD
8 x 8", Oil on linen board, 2013: SOLD
24 x 30", Oil on linen, 2013: SOLD
Sink in float
36 x 36", Oil on canvas, 2011: SOLD
palm springs
24 x 24", Oil on canvas, 2011: SOLD