It was late in the afternoon and the storm came up and dumped a ton of water on the El Ray Motel, then receded as fast as it came. I like how the afternoon light played on the windows. Made them look as if they were waiting for something. Night? Another cloud burst? The El Ray has been waiting for you right on the highway for decades, that is, if you're willing to give up the Interstate for a while.

- Mitchell Freifeld

Passing Afternoon Storm at the El Ray Motel 2
MITCHELL FREIFELD


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

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2018

30" h x 40" w x 1.75" d
4 lbs. 10 oz.

$1,500

SHIPS FREE




Artist
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. After being laid off the day of the September 11 terrorist attacks, he devoted himself full-time to painting and has been living his dream ever since. His work focuses on architecture and cityscapes, and portrays everyday places that “become lost to our curiosity through sheer familiarity.”