Viv's Curve Inn has a huge swimming pool. Astounding! In talking with Viv about the pool, living in the desert and life in general, she told me that back in the day she was on the Olympic swimming team. So many years have passed. Maybe that's the reason for the pool, but she wouldn't admit it. I was there in the early spring when that cold desert air has that wonderful smell of sage and creosote in the morning. A stiff wind was blowing making ripples and waves in the pool.

- Mitchell Freifeld

The Big Pool

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

Signed on front and back

25" h x 35" w x 1.75" d
6 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. 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.