Mitchell describes this quintessential mid-century scene, "This is that quiet time in the diner after the lunch crowd has long departed and the folks coming in for the early bird special haven't started to arrive yet. It's time to fill salt and pepper shakers and ketchup bottles, maybe give the floor a quick going over with a damp mop. Everyone has worked in the diner for many years and they've become a very close, tight-nit family. Nicely Nicely, the bookie, drops in. Everyone in the diner family gets a bet down on tonight's game."

- Mitchell Freifeld

Late Afternoon

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

Signed on front and back

20" h x 34" w x 1.75" d
2 lbs. 4 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.