"Freed's paintings are stunning statement pieces and yet they permeate spaces with calm and serenity. It is an unusual combination and I don't know any other artists who can create this combination of impact and feeling. Whether in a home in treed mountains or on the water or even in corporate spaces, the quality of life will be affected by his paintings. In today's hectic world with input from dozens of things in every single moment, sitting with a Freed painting will restore your sense of equilibrium and peace. In fact, a customer recently said, 'Just walking through the room where the Freed painting hangs refreshes my mind and spirit.'"
Oppose 36x56 This photo shows a pink sky but in reality it is misty white.
"Invite" 48x38 Oil/Canvas
"Intrigue" 48x38 Oil/Canvas
"Cloistered" 60" X 60" Oil on Canvas
"Tribute" 32" X 48" Oil on Canvas
"Transpire" 60" X 68" Oil on Canvas Diptych
"Clarion" 36" X 32" Oil on Canvas
Douglass Freed captures the mystical light found in natural atmospheric effects: the haze in the distance on humid summer days, the overcast gloom of winter skies, the softness of landscape bathed in fog, and the quieting mood of approaching darkness. His intent is to create paintings imbued with meditative spiritual presence.
His paintings consist of two or more panels. One panel is landscape imagery. The other adjacent panel is often an atmospheric void where vestiges of the recognizable landscape are found.
He paints on a regular basis, travels internationally and uses photos he takes as sources for his works. He paints with oils landscape vistas of horizons, clouds and bodies of water.
Acclaimed landscape painter Doug Freed has always produced large-scale works in addition to works for homes. His paintings are in the collections of numerous corporations, including Sprint, Hewlett Packard, Pella, McGraw-Hill, Maytag, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Missouri and banks throughout the Midwest. In fact, most of his sales these days are corporate commissions.
According to Freed, private institutions and companies are attracted by the composition of his pieces.
The artist states, “Though I am a landscape painter, I’m truly an abstract artist. My artwork draws you in; it is accessible because the paintings are about time and light. … Meditative paintings work well in big, modern, contemporary concrete spaces, and I have the ability to do large, monumental paintings whereas most landscape painters are easel painters.”
“Corporations are the patrons of our time,” says Freed, who completed a massive 108" x 320" river landscape for the Emerson Electric Corporation headquarters in St. Louis and Epoch, a 96” x 120” painting that hangs in the new Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.