This building had stood there on the corner for decades. It was lost to time when it became a grocery store, as it was many things since then. But the "Grocery" sign stayed on the roof. I liked the back of the building because all of the add-ons over time were in such a hap hazard order. I'm glad I did my last photoshoot of the empty place when I did because I came back later in the week to take a few more shots and there was just a bulldozer in the middle of a vacant lot.

- Mitchell Freifeld

In Back of the Grocery Store

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

Signed on front and back

30" h x 40" w x 1.75" d
3 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.