Artists Take The Plunge: Part II. 50+ Paintings of People Swimming.

above: painting by Lorraine Shemesh

Last week I posted “Artists Take The Plunge: The Swimming Pool As Subject” and introduced you to paintings of swimming pools; empty, full, still, even at night.

Paintings of People Swimming

As promised, this week is part II. It is such a long post, I’m actually only showing half today. So be sure to visit again tomorrow so you don’t miss out on the second half, Artists Take The Plunge, Part III: More Paintings of Pools.

There are so many wonderful artists who paint swimmers as their subjects, but in this particular post, it’s limited to people in swimming pools…so you won’t see beach scenes here, but you will get your fill of wonderful underwater and above water work.

I’m going to start with some contemporary photo-realistic works by some artists who have captured the essence of light, buoyancy and reflection beautifully.

Lorraine Shemesh and her amazingly lifelike swimming paintings:
paintings of people swimming

Suzanne Vincent’s equally amazing works:

RJ Clark:

Ernest Ward:

Alan Brown

Luigi Boriotti:

The inspiring and stunning works of Eric Zener:

Some looser interpretations and slightly impressionistic paintings by David Shevlino:

And Stanley Goldstein‘s wonderful work:

Robin Cheers’ Joie de Vivre:

Mark Pearson’s Lucy Swimming:

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the second half of this post and see various paintings of children in pool, people lounging around poolside, abstracted pools and more!

Part I can be seen here: Artists Take The Plunge: The Swimming Pool As Subject
Part III can be seen here: Artists Take The Plunge: More Pool Paintings

And be sure to check out our Pinterest Board with hundreds of pool paintings: