What were these two people talking about that was so personal, so confidential that they felt they had to exclude the third? And why did this third person agree to sit this one out? These chairs were configured exactly like this when I saw them. And it was extremely hot that day, but in that plaza, it somehow felt really cool. My idea was to combine all three elements, but, as they say, three's a crowd. 

- Mitchell Freifeld

Two's Company

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

Signed on front and back

25" h x 30" w x 1.75" d
4 lbs. 6 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.