When I saw this place it reminded me of the what Shangri La looked like in the 1937 Frank Capra movie "Lost Horizon." Except they put a pool in and put a couple of chaise lounges out on the lawn. It was very late in the afternoon and everything had the particular glow just before the last rays of the sun dip down behind the mountains. 

- Mitchell Freifeld

Shangri La

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. After being laid off the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, 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.”