I choose subjects that grab my attention and afterwards, keep coming back in my mind's eye. They may suggest a narrative, raise a memory, evoke a feeling, or present a tantalizing challenge to a visual element of painting.
I paint for the pleasure of working with oil colors - their luminosity and complexity, the messiness of mixing them and moving them around on a canvas - and for the challenge of the decision making process of painting.
I love the experience of looking intently at a chosen subject while I paint to make a personal connection with it. I may discover a significant detail that I initially missed, find new relationships between elements of the subject which enhance its meaning or unity, or develop new ideas about what I want the painting to say. I enjoy the adventure of beginning a new painting and working to convey my sensory experience of the subject to the viewer.
I graduated from NYU School of Law in 1973 and practiced law in California until 1985 when I began taking classes in studio art first at Ventura College, and then at UC Santa Barbara, and discovered my love of painting.
After moving to Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991, I continued my studies with Ron Boehmer, Robert Stuart, Rick Weaver and Haley Hasler. I am an Associate Member of McGuffey Art Center and served as Academic Chair and member of the Board of Directors of Beverley Street Studio School from 2002-2005.
Upcoming: 2019 “Recent Paintings” McGuffey Art Center
2016 "Lindsay Freedman Recent Paintings" OxEye Vineyards Tasting Room, Staunton Virginia
2012 "Life Suspended" Art Works Gallery Richmond, Virginia
2010 “Belmont Series” McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
2006 “Recent Still Lifes” La Galleria, Charlottesville, Virginia
2003 “Recent Paintings” Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, Virginia
Selected Group Shows
2013 “Real/Abstract, Abstract/Real” McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
2009 “Four Artists” invitational show Co Art Gallery, Staunton
2007 “Interior Spaces II Nelson Fine Arts Gallery Juried Show, Lexington, Virginia
2006 “Interiors” Nelson Fine Arts Gallery Juried Show, Lexington, Virginia
2005 “Juried Figure Show” Beverley Street Studio School Gallery, Staunton, Virginia
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Burbank, California
Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, Virginia
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia
Private collections in Denver; Los Angeles; Cape Cod; Key West; Portland, Oregon; Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia
Shenandoah Framers Award, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington, Virginia 2012
Clara Erdman Weaver Memorial Award, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington, Virginia 2007
WFB Award of Delight, Nelson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington, Virginia 2007
Best In Show, Juried Figure Show, Beverley Street Studio School Gallery 2005