Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art

J. G. Freedman  Bio         Exhibitions:   'Jumping Ship'    18 New Paintings


 Like music and poetry, painting has the advantage of being able to refer directly to the senses bypassing the intellect. I would like my paintings to trigger that emotional link in you .I hope you are amused or angered or befuddled or disgusted or confused or calmed or delighted or saddened or something, anything so long as you interact with what I have placed on the canvas. This is the moment I paint for the moment when the image you see in a painting of mine evokes a memory, a dream and we connect. That is the magic of art. 




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J. G. Freedman - What Now - click for larger image

What Now
18 x 14 Inches 
oil on canvas
$1,995
J. G. Freedman - Heaving the Line - click for larger image

Heaving the Line
30 x 24 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$3,995
A proper heaving line has a "monkey's fist" (a waited rope globe) spliced to its end.  The line is coiled and divided into two sections.  The click here for more...
J. G. Freedman - First Day of School - click for larger image

First Day of School
20 x 30 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$2,795
A young scholar waits for the school bus near......
J. G. Freedman - Water Works - click for larger image

Water Works
30 x 20 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,795
J. G. Freedman - On the Ways in Richmond - click for larger image

On the Ways in Richmond
36 x 24 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$3,495
Many boats are too large to be lifted from the water with cranes.  Some of these boats are lifted by marine ways which consist
of a platform click here for more...
J. G. Freedman - Horse Apple Tree - click for larger image

Horse Apple Tree
30 x 20 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,400
J. G. Freedman - Horse Apple Tree (detail) - click for larger image

Horse Apple Tree (detail)
30 x 20 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,400
J. G. Freedman - Near Richmond - click for larger image

Near Richmond
30 x 20 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$2,795
A new Boeing 737 ( in WestJet livery) flies over an old railway
bridge that spans the Fraser River near Vancouver Int. Airport (in Richmond).


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Biography
I began working on the Vancouver waterfront in 1967.  My career there began as a marine gas station pump jockey and progressed through log salvage and on to tugboats where I began as a deckhand and eventually became a skipper at Seaspan.  When the SeaBus started up in 1978 I jumped ship and worked there as a ferryboat master until I retired to pursue my passion for painting in 2001.

That passion arose from my fascination with the contrast between the jaw dropping beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the prosaic, industrial rusting-steel-and-concreteness of the Vancouver waterfront.  During the thousands of hours I spent working on that waterfront I challenged myself to find the beauty.

My first one-man show was at the Ballard Lederer Gallery in 2002 and I have continued to exhibit in private galleries and public museums throughout Canada and the US since then.  My work has been honoured with two international awards and I am pleased to have been elected to signature memberships in the International Society of Maritime Painters, the International Society of Acrylic Painters and associate membership in the American Society of Marine Painters.

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