The glow of the neon adds a welcoming touch to one of those all-in-one places along the old road between the memories of one place and the dreams of the next.  My thought was that a head-on representation would give each business equal importance, even the ones that seemed closed.  It's near the end of the golden hour, and we're stopping here to fill up at the gas station and have a meal in the diner.

- Mitchell Freifeld

Road Side Neon

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
2 lbs. 8 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.