Walking down a back road in the desert in late summer, everything sort of blends together in heat. An abandoned market and its parking lot; plenty of free parking for everyone! Where does the desert end and the sky begin? I keep walking past the market and into the beyond.  This scene lends itself perfectly to the minimalist concept.  Everything is pretty much the same value and there just doesn't have to be that many elements to carry the narrative thread.  The piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides.  It comes ready to hang.

- Mitchell Freifeld


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

25" h x 30" w x 1.75" d
4 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. 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.