In this series of mid century structures at the foot of the mountains, I'm exploring the feeling of the place. So many people have stood by the pool and shot pictures of Elephant Rock and the mountains beyond, but so few have taken pictures of the pool and classic mid-century motel that has been there for decades. At the Elephant Rock Motel it's always a pleasure to have a swim and lounge around the pool and look up and see the mountains, but this view takes in the whole of the place.

- Mitchell Freifeld

Elephant Rock Motel
MITCHELL FREIFELD


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2017

25" h x 30" w x 1.75" d
3 lbs. 4 oz.

$1,100

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Artist
Mitchell Freifeld
Portland, Oregon

Getting to Know Mitchell

Mitchell Freifeld cannot remember a time when he did not draw and paint. He won his first juried show at age 10 and decided that someday, he’d be a “real painter.” He settled in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early ’70s and got involved in the burgeoning tech industry. From there, he moved to Portland upon accepting an information technology position. After being laid off the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, he devoted himself full-time to painting and has been living his dream ever since. His work focuses on architecture and cityscapes, and portrays everyday places that “become lost to our curiosity through sheer familiarity.”