Samantha French

Yet another in my ongoing series of “Contemporary Artists Who Inspire Me.”

The latest is Samantha French. She works in Brooklyn and graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Her current body of work “explores the idea of escape, the tranquility and nostalgia for the lazy summer days of her childhood.” That concept alone I find wonderful as we can all use an escape.

Her paintings are large, so viewing the pieces from a distance gives you a wonderful sense of the scene. Closeups reveal her wonderful brushwork and use of color and contrast; very reminiscent of the Impressionists. Seeing a modern artist work like this gives me great pleasure as I can see the talent and hard work in the paintings themselves. They have a sense of history as they fit into today, but show techniques of the past.

I highly recommend viewing her website.


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