Going Along Swimmingly: Samantha French

29 Aug

Please enjoy this oldie but goodie while I spend the next two weeks camping, packing, visiting with the mom-in-law and moving from WA to OR. See you in September!

Swimmingly [ swim-ing-lee ]
–adverb-  Definition:  without difficulty; with great success; effortlessly.
‘Tis the season for swimming.  If you’re in Florida at least, maybe if you’re elsewhere ’tis the season to dream of swimming.  I recently came across the paintings of New York ( by way of Minnesota ) artist, Samantha French, bathed in sunlight and clear blue water.
Reminiscent of summers spent on Minnesota lakes, French’s work seeks to recapture those fleeting, carefree days of summer.  Days spent in the water, underwater, by the water.. nothing compares to the lovely worn-out feeling of a day spent swimming and relaxing in the sun.
The swimmers and sunbathers in French’s work are reminiscent of days gone by.. of colorful convertibles, hotdog picnics, the days of Hepburn and Tracy.

French has a show titled “Open Swim” opening at the Left Bank Gallery in Essex, CT this Thursday.  To learn more about the artist, visit her website and be sure to fan Samantha French Art on Facebook!  Prints of her work can be purchased through her Etsy store.

Perfect for summer, yes?

5 Responses to “Going Along Swimmingly: Samantha French”

  1. Ken Hamilton May 3, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    Beautiful Art! Love the swim scenes.

  2. the organic artist May 3, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Gorgeous to look at on a hot day, so serene underwater. Will take my camera to the pool next time. Thanks for this!

    • Lesley May 3, 2011 at 11:12 am #

      Thanks, Deb! They definitely make me want to break into a nearby pool! By the way, I checked out your website and LOVE your work. Would love to feature you on Artsy Forager!

  3. LoveFeast Table September 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Check out giveaway going on with one of Samantha’s pics. http://www.sfgirlbybay.com/2011/09/01/samantha-french-dog-days-of-summer-giveaway/ Kinda fun! Made me think of you! Hope you’re enjoying your vaca.

    • Lesley September 8, 2011 at 11:51 am #

      Thanks for sharing, Kristin! Finally getting settled in our new spot & getting back into the groove.

Share your artsy thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: