In this series of mid-century structures at the foot of the mountains, I'm exploring the feeling of the whole place.  So many people have stood by the pool and shot pictures of the mountains beyond, but so few have taken pictures of the pool, with the tables and their bright umbrellas, and the classic mid-century motel that has been there for decades. It's always a pleasure to have a swim and lounge around the pool and look up and see the mountains, but this view takes in the whole of the place.

- Mitchell Freifeld

Orange Umbrellas

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
3 lbs. 6 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.