This a one in a series of American roadside structures at the foot of the mountains.  I'm exploring the feeling of the place. So many people have stopped for gas and taken a snapshot or two of mountains,  but so few have taken pictures of the gas station and the mountains in context.  It's that stop for gas and a stretch that is remembered;  that's where and when our fondest road trip memories are made. 

- Mitchell Freifeld

Old Times

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

Signed on front and back

25" h x 30" w x 1.75" 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.