American artist Samantha French created a series of large-scale oil on canvas art pieces, using her unique impressionistic style that combines vibrant colors and loose brush strokes. All of these paintings depict people swimming and diving in the pool with a serene look on their faces.
The artist explained that she created this series based on her childhood memories when she spent most of her summer days on the lakes in her hometown in northern Minnesota.
“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”, French said.
“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.”
French gained public attention by exhibiting her artwork throughout the country and she is now a full-time painter working in a studio in Brooklyn, New York.
Check out her art in the photos below.