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Mitchell Freifeld Portland, Oregon

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.

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    About The Artist

    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.

    Artist Statement

    Everyone knows the monuments and the places where you take folks visiting from another place. But what about the everyday--the places and paths that make up the fabric of our daily lives? The routine and ordinary becomes lost to our curiosity through sheer familiarity. We don’t really miss the old municipal building as much we miss the diner that was on the corner, often not even being conscious of it until it’s gone. There are also the moments of tranquility and casually glimpsed sights that stay with us, that invoke a memory of a moment long ago, a fleeting emotion or even a slight scent on the breeze.


    Photography long ago took on the burden of exact depiction and realism, freeing the painter to explore varying perspectives and compositions that wouldn’t exist except on the canvas.


    All shows listed under "Resume" are juried, of course. My work is also in the following public collections:


    City of Lake Oswego, Oregon;
    City of Portland, Oregon;
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, California;
    Hoyt Street Properties, Portland;
    Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland

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    commentsThunderbird Motel
    J Zagame 6/14/2018 | 3:19 PM

    I like the Thunderbird Motel. It reminds me of David Hockney's pool. Nicely done!

    commentsDesert Gas Station
    P Izzo purchased this artwork. 8/10/2017 | 2:36 PM

    Love the feeling this evokes of our trips to the desert!

    K Moon 5/29/2015 | 12:48 AM

    I really love the artwork I bought, "In The Small Hours #3." The colors are vibrant. It's just beautiful. Thanks Mitch!

    K Moon 4/2/2015 | 9:03 PM

    Love your artwork and delivering your mail.

    commentsCorner Restaurant
    S Day purchased this artwork. 6/11/2014 | 2:37 PM

    This is a fun and interesting piece of art. I like what he does. I like the colors. It is bright but not annoyingly so. He does nice clean work and his finish is neatly done. His photos of his art on UGallery are the real thing. No camera or lighting alterations. Good Job Mr. Freifeld!

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