"I was there during that lull between the end of the lunch rush, and the early dinner crowd," Mitchell Freifeld explains of the scene of this painting. "The sky high restaurant was very quiet and the shadows being cast gave the place a really calm, introspective feeling. I had a very strong deja vu experience while I was shooting my source material." Mitchell also points out that there are six bridges in the view, but two of them didn't add to the composition. "They didn't make the final cut."

- Mitchell Freifeld

Four Bridges

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

Signed on front and back

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 2 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. On the drive home after being laid off the day of the September 11 terrorist attacks, he realized life is short and decided to devote himself full-time to painting. His work focuses on architecture and cityscapes, and portrays everyday places that become lost to our curiosity through sheer familiarity.