During the 18th century, the southeast corner of Oklahoma was visited by French Explorers. One of the first creatures they ran across was a big, noisy woodpecker which they called Kiamichi, meaning raucous bird. The bird was actually a Red Cockaded Woodpecker but the local river and mountain range retained the name "Kiamichi."

This work was first textured with acrylic gesso before painting. This piece is on composite board and will need a frame for display.

- Patricia Freeman

People Tell Me Oklahoma is Flat

Acrylic painting on composite board

Signed on front

16" h x 20" w x .25" d
4 lbs. 8 oz.



Patricia Freeman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Getting to Know Patricia

Patricia Freeman lives in Oklahoma City with her husband. When asked why she paints, Patricia replied, "I paint because I have to." The process, peeling the plastic off a new canvas to smelling the paint, lifts her to a state of pure joy.