Mitchell Freifeld says of the inspiration for this painting, "In the small hours, before first light, I was walking in the rain taking pictures as usual; the streets I walked were dark. I turned a corner and there was light at the end of the block. I went towards the light and the all night gas station and convenience store relieved itself in all its minimalist utilitarian glory. I went in and got a coffee. Soon gas stations will be part of history."

- Mitchell Freifeld

Night Gas Station

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

40" h x 50" w x 1.5" d
8 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.