The gas gauge was screaming for attention,and suddenly, around that bend, there was the perfect mid-century gas station.  The roof over the pumps was way to high and looked like it was about to take off. Filled the tank and hung around for a while to get the feel of the place. Hot out today, but this place was wonderful and pristine. As usual, I didn't want to put in a lot of details that weren't necessary to tell the story and I kept it to blues. 

- Mitchell Freifeld

Fly Away

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

Signed on front and back

25" h x 35" w x 1.75" d
6 lbs. 0 oz.



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 September 11 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.”