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Samantha French

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underwater; descend, 2009 Oil on Canvas 36x48" © Samantha french
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Dive ascend; black, 2009 Oil on Canvas 24x24" © Samantha French
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Freestyle, 2008 Oil on Canvas 36x36" © Samantha French
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Dive in Float © Samantha French
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Skim The Surface Oil
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Slow rise Oil
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Three Feet Under Oil
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Desert Summer Oil
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Deep Dive Oil on Canvas 36" X 36"
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Mid Morning Light Oil on Canvas 48x60
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
MN
Lives in
Ridgewood, NY
Works in
Ridgewood, NY
Schools
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2005, BFA
Tags
mixed-media, realism, landscape, modern, abstract, figurative
Statement

Samantha French's paintings and mixed media drawings reflect a connection to the past and her own memories of life in Minnesota. Her series focusing on bathers is her link to home and thecontinual search for the feeling of sun on your face, warm summer days at the lake. Shades of blue dominate her work as gestural figures in swimming attire represent memories of her past and a romanticized time far before hers with wool suits, dark eyeliner and bob haircuts.

French is a Minnesota native now living and working in New York. She graduated from MCAD with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2005. In 2006 she received an individual artist grant from the Five Wings Arts Council.