Through the decades, many things have happened within great-enclosed shopping centers, from declarations of love to final breathes. Once upon a time, every suburban area had to have its own shopping mall. Now, in the age of Internet shopping and home deliveries, they are disappearing. The buildings themselves, and the surrounding acres of parking lot, stand as monuments to a thriving economy where the style and wonders of the modern world are so easily accessible to anyone who cares.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang. 

- Mitchell Freifeld

Green Valley Mall

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

35" h x 60" w x 1.75" d
9 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. 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.”