Once upon a time gas stations were not standardized. They existed in roadside America in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes fancy cars and people would pull in to fill up and use the facilities. Others also would pull in, all their worldly positions piled high in the bed of an old wheezing pickup or tied onto the bumpers of an aging sedan.  These trucks, cars and the people in them were once show room fresh. Now they only need a gallon or two.

- Mitchell Freifeld

Red Pumps

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

Signed on front and back

20" h x 35" w x 1.75" d
4 lbs. 3 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. 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.”