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The Pool Guy

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Eric Zener

Self-taught photorealistic painter Eric Zener paints swimmers, divers, and water scenes, all in and around swimming pools. They look to me just like how I remember summers in my childhood. I was that kid that was always in the water.

Zener grew up by the water in Encinitas, California, the son of a psychologist and a violinist. His grandmother was an artist, and he recalls her seeming bigger than life to him. He says he grew up feeling like art was a legitimate career path, not just something one did for fun. His upbringing also gave him a healthy respect for water.

“Water has been the source of a variety of narratives: spiritual and physical renewal, taking the plunge and nostalgic memories of play and fun from childhood. Eric has always been intrigued by our relationship with nature – from its transformative qualities to produce joy to its equally transformative quality of fear and danger.”

-Artist Profile, Eric Zener

You can follow the very talented Eric Zener on his website and on Facebook and Instagram.

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Self portrait in progress. 60×70"

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On exhibition at Tinney Contemporary

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Westdrift Hotel Mural Manhattan Beach, CA

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In process…

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Done…I think..

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “The Pool Guy

  1. Photo real is truely said. Any one who can do water and bubbles ……just good stuff.

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  2. I don’t remember any other artist doing this type of art. Beautiful work. Yes, I would love to have one of his paintings in my house. Hal

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  3. Wow! These really are fabulous pieces. The underwater ones in particular have a strong dreamlike quality to them which I find apt since I often used to feel like I was lost in a daydream when I was submerged under water or floating like a starfish on its surface.

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  4. Reblogged this on Talitha's World and commented:
    Eric Zener paints swimmers, divers, and water scenes, all in and around swimming pools…

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