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Leanne Shapton: Water Baby

We started following Leanne Shapton’s Instagram after reading her memoir, and its mix of her own painting, and pools is strangely relaxing

We started following Leanne Shapton’s Instagram because we loved her beautifully written and illustrated memoir Swimming Studies, about her former life as a competitive swimmer and her general love of getting in the water. Canadian-born, NYC-dwelling Shapton is also a painter and graphic novelist, and fond of posting pics of her own dreamy watercolours, sketches and studies on her Insta, as well as diary snaps, photos of friends, and swimming pools, which we find strangely relaxing, as well as compellingly pretty.

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